Brazil’s Arsenal ahead Gabriel Jesus and defender Alex Telles have each been dominated out of the remainder of the World Cup after selecting up accidents of their ultimate Group G recreation in opposition to Cameroon.
Telles used to be substituted within the 54th minute of Brazil’s 1–0 defeat by means of the African facet, with Jesus leaving the pitch 10 mins later. Brazil face South Korea within the final 16 on Monday.
The beginning full-backs Danilo and Alex Sandro are out after accidents suffered previous within the festival and their availability remains to be unclear, whilst Neymar remains to be getting better from an ankle damage incurred of their opening win in opposition to Serbia.
Richarlison says Brazil can win the World Cup although Neymar does now not go back, even supposing he believes the ahead will likely be have compatibility to stand South Korea.
Neymar’s ankle damage supposed he used to be once more absent as Brazil misplaced 1-0 to Cameroon in Friday’s ultimate crew recreation. Yet whilst Richarlison needs the country’s 2d highest-ever scorer, with 75 targets, to be to be had he’s adamant Brazil can declare a 6th championship although he’s absent.
“With or without Neymar, Brazil is Brazil. We’re here to win the World Cup. We will give all our sweat and hard work to win our remaining games,” Richarlison stated. “I imagine he must be able for the following recreation nowadays. [Friday] he educated with us on the coaching floor. I am hoping he’ll be again for the spherical of 16 as a result of that will likely be higher for me and for the crew.”
The 25-year-old Tottenham forward has scored two goals in the race to be crowned the tournament’s golden boot winner. “I am going to work towards that. I’d like to but it depends on the whole team. I will work hard for it but the main thing is what we do as a group rather than as individuals,” he stated.
In Sunday’s fit Richarlison will face his club-mate Son Heung-min, having scored in opposition to South Korea in June’s 5-1 pleasant win. “He’s my buddy, we play in combination at Spurs. Two months in the past we performed them in a pleasant in Korea and I do know all about their high quality,” said Richarlison. “It’s going to be a tough game, it’s the World Cup. We are going to have to concentrate to make sure we win the match.
Richarlison did not feature in the loss to Cameroon. The coach, Tite, made nine changes, the reverse being the first time Brazil had ever been defeated by an African nation, but Richarlison believes the squad will benefit from the move.
“It’s in point of fact necessary for the various avid gamers who’ve now not performed in a World Cup [so far] to get enjoy, particularly of enjoying for the primary time. To get the style of being at this event. This manner, if we want them all the way through fits they’re able.