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Neymar: Brazil can win the Confederations Cup

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Brazil star Neymar recently made the headlines by signing for La Liga giants Barcelona after declining several offers from other clubs.

The 21-year-old now believes that he, along with his Brazilian team-mates, can bring home the Confederations Cup this time around.

As one of the players carrying Brazil's hopes, the latest Catalan signing is expected to be the centre of attraction at the Confederations Cup this year, and after his high-profile move to Barcelona, the scrutiny is only likely to increase.

"It's a dream come true to play with players like [Lionel] Messi, Xavi [Hernandez], [Andres] Iniesta, Adriano, Daniel Alves," Neymar told the AP. "I'm anxious for that day to arrive, but right now I need to focus on the Confederations Cup. I want to win this title for Brazil."

Despite his skills, abilities and goalscoring exploits at club level, Neymar has been regularly criticised for his inability to deliver with his national team. He was jeered loudly by the home fans after the 2-2 draw with Chile.

"Nobody likes to be booed, but I don't really care," Neymar replied recently. "I know what I can do."

Neymar, who helped the Brazilian Under-20 squad lift the South American Championship in 2011, is yet to deliver according to expectations with the senior team, this being the third major tournament in which he gets a chance.

After disappointing campaigns in the Copa America 2011 and 2012 London Olympics final, Neymar would be certainly looking to remove this one black spot from his shining career.

Chelsea midfielder Oscar and defender David Luiz, Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Mora, and new Barcelona team-mates Daniel Alves and Adriano would be looking forward to support Neymar and co. win their third straight Confederations Cup final and fourth overall.

"If we are united, we will have a good chance of winning this title," Neymar said. "We know that the players are good. We are still one of the dominant powers in international football."

 

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