Neymar was the most fouled person in the game against Switzerland.
"I am very proud of my team's discipline, it was everything we talked about", he said.
While others were left to ponder if, much like President Trump's infamous coif, Neymar's statement 'do has the potential to become sentient in its own right.
"I hope that people will take notice of us now and take us seriously, sometimes there's a lack of recognition towards us and that's a pity because we played very well".
"At this stage of a World Cup you have to take advantage of a goal and see that your opponents are taking risks and you need to have faster transitions".
With Aleksandar Kolarov of Serbia scoring with a direct free-kick, this is the third goal in the tournament that has been scored from a free-kick after Cristiano Ronaldo's goal for Portugal and Aleksandr Golovin's goal for Russian Federation.
Brazil coach Tite has rebuilt his team since 2014 to ease the burden on star forward Neymar. We had 20 finishes but we should have make the goalkeeper work harder. "I guess that will be normal [to be fouled regularly], we have to pay attention to it, but that's something normal in football".
Brazil would go on to lose 7-1 to Germany in the semi-final without Neymar - one of the most humbling defeats in the competition's history. The Europeans are ranked sixth in the world, per Federation Internationale de Football Association, and should provide the South Americans with a stern test.
Brazil will next face Costa Rica on Friday in St. Petersburg, while Switzerland faces Serbia in Kaliningrad on the same day. "Sometimes there is a lack of recognition (in Switzerland's ability) and I think that's a pity because this team really believes in itself and can achieve results".
Brazil wasted several chances to snatch a victor late in the game, and centre-back Thiago Silva acknowledged the team could have been more clinical in attack.
Tite said midfielder Fred, newly signed by Manchester United, is still recovering from an ankle injury and is the team's only doubt.