SINGAPORE (OCTOBER 9, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
1. BRAZIL STRIKER NEYMAR RECEIVING BRAZIL SHIRT NUMBERED 100 AHEAD OF HIS 100TH INTERNATIONAL
2. (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) BRAZIL FORWARD, NEYMAR, ON HIS BEST MEMORIES, SAYING:
"I think there are many winning moments for me. If I had to choose three quickly… the first would be the start of everything, my first game in the United States. The first World Cup and the first goal in the World Cup too. I think those are three important moments with the national team that I remember with much pride."
3. NEYMAR'S SHIRT
4. (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) BRAZIL FORWARD, NEYMAR, SPEAKING ABOUT PARIS ST GERMAIN, SAYING:
"On the contrary, I'm happy at the national team and I'm happy at my club too. Everyone knows what happened in the transfer market, everyone knows of my will to leave. Anyways, that's already been explained. Today I feel happy, I feel calm in the club. I feel content, so it's not just with the national team that I'm happy, I also am (happy) at my club. And this season has started out really well for me. I'm really happy with my performance."
STORY: Brazil superstar Neymar on Wednesday (October 9) received a special national team shirt with the number 100 on it to mark his upcoming 100th international cap.
Brazil take on Senegal on Thursday (October 10) before facing Nigeria on Sunday (October 13) in Singapore as part of their 2019 global tour.
Pressed to name his three most memorable moments while playing for his country, Neymar highlighted his international and World Cup debuts, as well as his first World Cup, before stating he is not fixated on scoring more goals than the legendary Pele.
On his club situation at Paris St Germain following a tumultuous transfer window, the 27-year-old said he was now content and happy with life in the French capital.
Neymar has featured 99 times for Brazil, scoring 61 goals and helping the national team to FIFA Confederations Cup glory in 2013 and Olympic gold in 2016.
(Production: Jim Hatley)