"In the last two matches I didn't talk to the press because I don't want to".
The 2018 World Cup has been one of huge shocks.
Will Neymar continue Brazil's march toward glory, or will Mexico's underdog run progress further?
The goal also made Brazil the most prolific team in the history of the World Cup with 227 goals, surpassing Germany - who were knocked out in the first round for the first time since 1938 - with 226.
SAMARA, Russia - Neymar flaunted his flair and his theatrics with a goal and an assist Monday at the World Cup.
Neymar scored the first goal shortly after halftime to give Brazil a 1-0 lead.
Click through the gallery above to see pictures of Neymar's play-acting against Mexico. Osorio had vowed on Sunday that Mexico wouldn't stop attacking Brazil but he was also vary of the goal-scoring threats posed by Brazil.
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Brazil had to wait until the 88th minute to put the match to bed when Neymar was the architect, crossing for Firmino to tap the ball home.
Neymar scored one goal and created another as his increasingly impressive Brazil side overpowered the Mexicans 2-0 in sweltering conditions. It turned out to be pure histrionics.
Given his contribution, Neymar should have garnered only positive headlines, but he was the centre of attention for the wrong reasons too after overreacting to a challenge from Miguel Layun in the closing stages.
Rafa Marquez made history before kick-off in the round of 16 fixture, becoming the first outfield player to be included in the starting lineup at five World Cups, before he was substituted at half time.
Japan has now lost in the round of 16 three times and has never reached the World Cup quarterfinals.
Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. This could've been another of them if it hadn't been for Ochoa who, just like four years ago, kept denying nearly every Brazilian on the pitch. "In the defensive situation, we were very solid", Willian said after the final whistle. "We know we have players that can decide the game".
Replays appeared to show Layun caught Neymar on his ankle but he escaped sanction.
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"I think he is a player with a lot of talent who hopefully one day dedicates himself to playing a little more".
After the game, Osorio pointed the finger at Neymar for setting a poor example with his "acting", but Tite insisted his man was the victim on this occasion. This was similar to the performances against Costa Rica and Serbia last week when they did just about enough to win.