Neymar says Olympic penalty kick was his most anxious moment

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 30 (IANS) FC Barcelona and Brazil football star Neymar has confessed that taking the last penalty of the shoot-out against Germany in the final at the Rio Olympics was his most anxious moment till date.

Neymar converted the penalty to give Brazil their first-ever Olympic gold medal for football, winning 5-4 on tie-breaker. It was 1-1 after extra time.

“I am remembering that walk to it,” the 24-year-old was quoted as saying by ESPNFC on Thursday. “It was the most nervous moment of my life. I couldn’t think of anything but ‘For the love of God, where will I kick this ball?’

“Then God gave me the capacity to be calm and score that goal.”

Neymar was at the Maracana stadium in Rio for a charity game organised by former Brazil superstar Zico.

–IANS

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