The famous excerpt from Neymar’s interview with DAZN obviously did not escape PSG. Leonardo in person would have been moved by the Brazilian.
« I think it’s my last World Cup. I see her as my last because I don’t know if I have the mental strength to stay in football … »The confession of Neymar on the 2022 World Cup and his great fatigue in the face of international obligations has had the effect of a bomb. A great blow for DAZN, which sought to promote its documentary on the great Brazilian players.
The discussion of the controversy was carried out last April, that is to say a month before the last extension of contract dated Auriverde prodigy, until 2026. In fact, the timing of the broadcast of the controversial extract surprised even within the Neymar clan. Relatives of the player indeed would have criticized DAZN for this unfortunate choice of planning, while the Parisian is not at the best of his form these days.
A general embarrassment
According to Brazilian media UOL Sport, embarrassment is general, including in the ranks of PSG where Leonardo would have taken care to reach Neymar by phone to obtain explanations as to this unexpected exit on his future. The capital club’s staff wanted to ensure that the former Barcelonan was still invested in the Parisian project, and this in the long term. Since then, Neymar has compiled a goal and two assists with the Seleçao against Uruguay, as part of the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup. A good sign certainly.