Neji doesn’t understand why Hinata keeps fighting when she can no longer hope to win. Naruto keeps encouraging her, so Hinata keeps attacking Neji. She’s glad Naruto is finally paying attention to her, Hinata strikes at Neji even though she knows her attacks do nothing. Neji inflicts increasingly severe internal injuries on Hinata, causing Hayate Gekko to try to end the match. Naruto stops him, giving Hinata a chance to talk. She tells Neji that while he claims that she suffers as an heiress of the Hyuga Clan, he suffers more just because he is a member of a side branch of the clan. Neji tries to kill her, but is stopped by the jounin’s attending physician. When Hinata faints, Naruto approaches her, she glimpses him before passing out. Neji then criticizes Naruto for his pointless support, and then declares that if one becomes a loser, he will always be a loser.