Neymar recently said that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be the last for the Brazilian team. He will be 31 when the tournament starts, and when the 2026 World Cup takes place, he will be 35.
“I think the World Cup in Qatar will be my last,” Neymar told DAZN. “I don’t know if I have the mental capacity to continue playing football.”
The Brazilian has been the target of constant criticism from fans and has not been the same player since leaving Barcelona and joining PSG in the early years. PSG board hopes Lionel Messi’s arrival at the club will help Neymar regain the spark he appears to have lost.
The winger came close to winning the Copa América with the national team this year, but was defeated by Lionel Messi’s Argentina, who won his first trophy in decades. But, in the shadow of defeat, Neymar continued his wait for a great trophy with Brazil.
At 30, Neymar has yet to deliver next year’s World Cup and has a remarkable team to help him do that. But the constant criticism and comparisons with elites like Messi and Ronaldo may have already affected the player.
In the words of the player, it seems that he will just withdraw from the national service and will continue to play for PSG, since he has just signed a new contract with this one.
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