"I don't know if I have the strength of mind to deal with football any more." - 2022 World Cup to be Neymar's last
"I see it as my last because I don't know if I have the strength of mind to deal with football any more."
Brazilian star Neymar has hinted that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar may be his last, highlight that the strain of the game has taken its toll on him both physically and mentally.
Speaking in a documentary featuring on DAZN called 'Neymar and the Line of Kings' ,the Paris Saint-Germain forward explained why feels that he is unlikely to continue on the international stage after the World Cup.
He said: "I think it's my last World Cup.
"I see it as my last because I don't know if I have the strength of mind to deal with football any more.
"I don't know if I have the strength of mind to deal with football any more."
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"So I'll do everything to turn up well, do everything to win with my country, to realise my greatest dream since I was little. And I hope I can do it."
The 29-year-old has been at the centre of his country's attempts to win the coveted prize in 2014 and 2018 however Brazil have fallen short at the semi-final and quarter-final stages in both tournaments.
With Qatar just over a year away, it seems unlikely at the moment that Neymar will be at the 2026 World Cup which is to be hosted by the USA, Mexico and Canada.
The PSG star has started the domestic season well with one goal and two assists in five league games, whilst he has also recently been nominated for the Ballon d'Or along with club teammates Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi.