Paris Saint Germain and Brazil’s forward, Neymar has given hint about retiring from international football after the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The player was speaking in an interview with a sports news outlet during the International break.
Goal confirmed the news on its official Twitter account in a video posted on Sunday, October, 10th, 2021.
Neymar said in the video that he doesn’t feel he has the strength of mind to deal with football anymore.
I think it’s my last World Cup. I see it as my last. I don’t think I have the strength of mind to deal with football anymore.
So I will do everything to turn up well, to do everything to win with my country. To realise my greatest dream in the world. I hope I can do it.
The 29-year-old has scored 69 goals and 49 assists in 113 games since he made his debut for the national team in 2000 at age 18.
“I don’t know if I have the strength of mind to deal with football any more.”
Neymar expects the 2022 World Cup will be his last 🏆
— Goal (@goal) October 10, 2021