Neymar believes the next World Cup will be his last for Brazil, as he does not know if he will be able to “mentally tolerate” others.
The 29-year-old striker was commented on in the documentary Neymar and The Line of Kings, Produced by DAZN. An excerpt was published on the channel’s Twitter feed on Sunday.
“I think this (2022) will be my last World Cup,” Neymar said. “I’m facing it like the last World Cup because I don’t know if I can mentally tolerate more football.”
“I will do everything I can to get there very well. I will do everything I can to win it with my country and make my dream come true, the greatest since my childhood.”
Neymar played in Brazil’s 0-0 draw in Colombia on Sunday in a World Cup qualifier. In the 10-team round-robin qualifiers, Brazil leads with 28 points after 10 matches. Neymar lost 3-1 to Venezuela last week due to a ban.
Brazil coach Tito was asked about Neymar’s equal performance, including 17 missed passes and 30 possession losses.
“He’s an exceptional player because he does exceptional drama, he makes it exceptional and doesn’t in general,” he said. He’s a special player, we know that.
Neymar’s first international match was marked after a 2-0 win over Peru in the Barranquilla match on 10 September, where he turned out to be one of Brazil’s most important performers with an assist and a goal. Despite his efforts, Neymar made it clear after the match that he was upset with the treatment he received at home.
“I don’t know what else I need to do with this shirt so that people can respect Neymar,” he said.
Local media accused the striker of being out of the 1-0 win over Chile in early September, prompting the striker to walk around shirtless during training to show off his fitness.
Against Peru, Neymar overtook Romario to score 12 goals as Brazil’s top scorer in the World Cup qualifiers. He is also moving towards Pelেলের’s official goal record for Brazil. The Paris Saint-Germain striker has scored several times for Brazil.
Neymar has played in two World Cups so far. In 2014, he suffered a back injury in the quarter-finals against Colombia, which prevented him from playing in a 1-1 semifinal defeat to Germany.
In the most recent edition of the tournament, Neymar had just returned from a serious leg injury and had a remarkable performance in Brazil’s 2-1 quarter-final defeat to Belgium. He left Russia in 2018 amid heavy criticism for his seemingly exaggerated response to the foul.
Neymar won the 2013 Confederations Cup title with Brazil, and the gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 201 injured were injured before the Copa America, which Brazil won at home.