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‘Selecao can play without Neymar’ – Jesus confident of Brazil’s ability

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Brazil will have to make do without their injured star player for the World Cup qualifier, and another attacker is ready to fill his void.

Neymar is set to miss Brazil’s World Cup qualifier against Venezuela on November 13 due to fitness issues.

The talented forward is nursing a groin strain due to which he also missed Paris Saint-Germain’s previous three matches against Nantes and Rennes in Ligue 1 and RB Leipzig in the Champions League.

PSG had reported that he would remain on the treatment table until after the international break, with manager Thomas Tuchel later expressing concerns over the player joining his national side.

Neymar missed a part of Brazil’s 2014 World Cup while also failed to participate in their last year’s Copa America success, both with injuries.

Gabriel Jesus understands that the skipper’s impact on the team cannot be neglected, but argues that it is not all that necessary.

“Obviously, we talk about the importance of Neymar with his club and for our team, how much he has given and gives every day,” Jesus said, via Goal.

“With Neymar, we were closer to victory, but the Selecao demonstrated that they can play without him. We always want him to be available, as he scores, assists. But if he can’t play, while we know his importance, we have to share the responsibility.

“Whoever is here has the quality to make the Selecao win.”