End of Neymar Show? 2022 World Cup Could be Last of Neymar
“I see it as my last because I don’t know if I have the strength of mind to deal with football anymore.”
Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil’s Neymar have revealed that he expects the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar to be his last. Speaking in an interview with DAZN for a new documentary called “Neymar & The Line of Kings,” the PSG and Brazilian attacker appeared to assert that next year’s World Cup in Qatar will be his last.
Neymar has won a combined 18 major trophies with Barcelona and PSG but his success at the club hasn’t translated onto the international stage; Aside from the Olympic gold he won at the 2016 games, Neymar’s only trophy with the national Team came in 2013 when Brazil lifted the Confederation Cup.
Having seen his two attempts to lift football’s biggest prize end in frustration, the Brazil star believes next year is his final opportunity to sit on the throne.
What has Neymar said?
“I think it’s my last World Cup,” the Paris Saint-Germain star said in DAZN’s exclusive new documentary, Neymar & The Line Of Kings.
“I see it as my last because I don’t know if I have the strength of mind to deal with football anymore.
“So I’ll do everything to turn up well, do everything to win with my country, to realize my greatest dream since I was little. And I hope I can do it.”
The Brazillian will be 34 by the time the biggest competition in the world crosses the Atlantic for the first time since 1994, with the USA, Canada and Mexico set to host the 2026 World Cup.
Neymar’s World Cup Story So Far
Neymar Jr. made his World Cup debut in Brazil itself during the year 2014. The ex-Barcelona star was influential to Brazil and was the flag bearer of the nation. Four years later in the Russia World Cup 2018, Neymar and Co. went to Europe with lesser hope than before as Neymar was injured for three months before the world’s greatest show during his reign in PSG colors. Although the marquee man scored twice in the tournament, his team could not get past the final eight stages against a rock-solid Belgium side.