Neymar was clearly moved by those words and left after being given a pat on the head by his coach.
The match will take place at 12 p.m. (GMT), ensuring supporters in their home countries can watch the encounter from the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on TV. The contest in this northern French city served as an opportunity for Brazil coach Tite to provide playing time for his substitutes ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
It seemed a little ominous for Gareth Southgate and England, who play Brazil at Wembley on Tuesday. I'm a guy who likes to win, I like winning titles and that's why I came to PSG.
Antoine Griezmann's role in the France side had been questioned of late, but he struck in Les Bleus' final World Cup qualifier against Belarus last month and he did so again on Friday after 18 minutes.
In England we tend to absolutely hate the international 'break', especially when it comes to the mundanity of World Cup qualifiers that our team will inevitably win 1-0, or possibly 4-0 if the opposition collapses in the second half.
Per Fox Sports Asia, Japan have opted to leave three of their most experienced campaigners out of their squad, with Shinji Kagawa, Keisuke Honda and Shinji Okazaki omitted.
"Unfortunately, I'll have to reply to this question for the whole of my life", he added.
In Lille, he grappled and tussled with Sakai, who refused to let him wriggle clear and then Neymar aimed his dig. Having the 2-0 lead, Brazil conceded possession to Japan and relied on counter-attacks, one of which ended with Gabriel Jesus converting a low cross from Danilo in the 36th minute. Chelsea thought it would be.
"In only two years, Mourinho and his staff helped win everything. It is not against everyone", Neymar said. This time, the award was more straightforward. Coutinho was never expected to come on because of a thigh problem. He then gets caught up in the emotion, overreacts and picks up cards. "These stories are made up by people who are not in PSG, who are not there day by day". Hotaru Yamagushi was sanctioned for a clumsy challenge on Gabriel Jesus in the 17th, but Kawashima palmed away Neymar's shot.
It is Neymar who bears the greatest burden and he has been stung by claims that his relationships with the PSG manager, Unai Emery, and his club-mate Edinson Cavani have broken down. Andres Guardado then converted from the spot to tie the game at 1-1 before the break.