While he left a big doubt on his future with the Seleçao, Neymar would also live very badly the treatment reserved for him on the lawns of Ligue 1.
Neymar clearly expressed his unease on Sunday in front of DAZN cameras. ” I think it will be my last World Cup. I see it as my last World Cup. I don’t know if I will still have the mental strength to manage my life as a footballer. I will do everything to make sure everything goes well, do everything to win with my country, to realize my biggest dream, the one I have since I was little. I hope i will get there “, He thus launched, thus leaving a big doubt on his future. Words that did not fail to intrigue as the former Barcelona player recently extended his contract until June 2025 with the capital club.
Faced with the impact of these statements, Neymar also took care to call Leonardo, according to L’Equipe, in order to clarify the situation. And the PSG can be reassured: this exit concerned only his situation with the Brazilian selection. The former Barcelonan on the contrary said he was totally motivated by the Parisian project. However, according to one of his relatives, the native of Sao Paulo would also show a certain spleen on a daily basis in the capital.
I see him less invested, less happy
« I know that he does not support the treatment he is subjected to in France, with constant faults and provocations, but I see him less invested, less happy, since the lost Champions League final (0-1, against Bayern Munich, in August 2020) ”, he confided, adding: ” He is far from the enthusiastic, fulfilled and accessible Neymar that I frequented in Barcelona. But I hope that the arrival of his friend Leo (Messi) will allow him to rediscover this desire to always want to surpass himself and to realize that he still has a long road ahead of him.»
An observation that is reflected in the figures as evidenced by his more than sluggish start to the season with a meager goal in seven matches. Statistics in line with those posted last season.