"Whenever I can, I'm not going to measure efforts and I'm going to do what I can to go", the midfielder said at a press conference in Singapore, where Brazil will play two friendly matches against Senegal and Nigeria.
As the half progressed, the livelier Senegal became, driven on by their captain Cheikhou Kouyate.
However on the brink of half-time, Marquinhos foul on Sadio Mane handed the West African giants a chance to equalise.
Neymar, who was not in the side that won the Copa America in June, had a relatively quiet game but went close with a 67th minute free-kick.
The Super Eagles have been scouting the tapes from the worldwide friendly match between Brazil and Senegal as they prepare to face the five times world champion on Sunday.
The build-up of the fixture was dominated by Neymar, who earned his 100th cap for the Brazil national team and at 27, he's the youngest to achieve the remarkable milestone.
Africa's highest ranked team matched a full-strength Brazil throughout, with Mane hitting the post with five minutes left.
Former junior worldwide midfielder Ramon Azeez also makes a return, and defenders Abdullahi Shehu and Chidozie Awaziem, as well as midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, is back after missing the 2-2 draw with Ukraine in Dnipro last month.
The draw stretched the Selecao's run without a win to three games, which is the longest such spell since coach Tite took over in 2016.
Nigeria players with Gernot Rohr and his coaching crew were spotted at the Singapore National Stadium inorder to know what to expect from the Brazilians come Sunday.