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PSG: no, Neymar does not intend to retire in the near future


The entourage of the 29-year-old Brazilian international rejects the hypothesis of an end of career born from the words of the person concerned in an interview with DAZN.

“I think the 2022 World Cup will be my last because I don't know if I will be mentally strong enough to continue to manage my life as a footballer afterwards.

»Signed Neymar, in an interview with



Words that obviously caused a lot of noise and above all sowed doubt as to the intentions of the 29-year-old Brazilian superstar regarding the rest of his career.

It is indeed understandable that "Ney" does not plan to compete in the 2026 World Cup, organized jointly by the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Which may already surprise, knowing that he will be 34 years old at this time.

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But does he intend to retire internationally after the 2022 World Cup?

May be.

Could he simply hang up his crampons at the end of next season?

This is not the plan.

As indicated by the entourage of the striker of PSG in

Le Parisien

, there is "

nothing serious

", recalling that "Ney" is engaged in Paris until 2025 (with an option for one more season ) and that he "

does not intend to announce an impending retirement


This is enough to reassure leaders and supporters of PSG, while the former Barcelona has just extended.

The World Cup, his "biggest dream"

Although, it is especially the current level of Neymar which is likely to worry everyone on the banks of the Seine, more than his plans for the last third of a career started very early in Brazil, with Santos.

We also remember that the Parisian number 10 has already more or less thought about stopping according to his own admission, when the criticisms and / or the pressure had become too strong in recent years.

In the meantime, he dreams of offering a first Champions League to Paris-SG and (especially) to lift the World Cup, his “

biggest dream since (he is) small”.


Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2021-10-11

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