Neymar revels in goal glut

2014-10-15 08:59
Neymar (Supplied)

Cape Town - Brazil striker Neymar admits he was left overjoyed with his four-goal haul against Japan on Tuesday, saying even the thought of it still gives him "goosebumps".

The Barcelona striker netted all of the Samba Kings' goals as they ran out 4-0 winners in their midweek friendly in Singapore, making it four successes in a row now for new coach Dunga.

And, speaking after the game, the 22-year-old Neymar, who has now scored three hat-tricks for his country, revealed he never before believed he would achieve such a feat in his international career.

“Just talking about it gives me goosebumps,” the Barca star told Goal.

“The emotion I feel is huge, I’m immensely happy to have accomplished something like this. Not in my wildest dreams did I imagine doing this with the national team.”

Neymar moved up to fifth spot on Brazil's all-time goal scorer list with 40 goals.

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