Neymar He has dropped a bomb that has shaken the foundations of football. The Brazilian forward, considered one of the best players in the world in the last decade, has announced that, almost certainly, the next World Cup in Qatar, to be played in winter next year, will be the last.
Or, put another way, the Brazilian has slipped in an interview with ‘Goal.com’ that your retirement could be near. With these statements, what he does is open the door to, after the 2022 World Cup, never wear the Brazil jersey again, undoubtedly a step prior to announcing that he would leave football at a competitive level.
The confidential EFE
The Paris Saint-Germain footballer assured this Sunday that he does not know if he will have the “mental strength” to “deal more” with football. Undoubtedly, a few words that have set like a bomb on the sports scene. If we look at his ID, it is clear that he still has physical rope for a while … but the problem seems to be mental fatigue.
If Neymar fulfills his prediction, I could leave football -at least of selection- with 30 years after playing the Qatar World Cup in 2022, which would be the third of his career after those he played in Brazil 2014 (he was fourth) and in Russia 2018 (he reached the round of 16). A reflection on high or a very thoughtful decision?
“I think Qatar 2022 is my last World Cup because I don’t know if I have the mental strength to deal with football more. I will do everything to get there well, to win with my country, to fulfill the dream that I have had since I was a child and I hope I can achieve it, “he said in advance of an interview that will be broadcast in full on ‘DAZN’.
Let’s remember that a few days ago, Neymar was nominated among the 30 candidates to win the Ballon d’Or awarded by the magazine ‘France Football’. When he left Barcelona five seasons ago, the Brazilian’s intention was to be able to fight to become the best player in the world, something that to this day he has not yet achieved.
The Brazilian, finalist of the last Copa América with his team, has been two times third of the award, surpassed in 2015 by Lionel Messi and in 2017 by Cristiano Ronaldo. Now, he has dropped a bomb that, if fulfilled, would leave us without one of the world’s great talents sooner than expected.