Neymar Jr. is the face of Brazilian football. As a result, the Paris Saint-Germain forward has to carry to not only the expectations from the supporters at his club but those from his country that can feel like the weight of the world on his shoulders.
In an interview with Le Parisien, Ronaldinho Gaucho was asked about the current moment that Neymar is living as a footballer. Over the international break, a clip from the 29-year-old’s upcoming documentary surfaced, where he stated that the 2022 FIFA World Cup could be his last.
The former PSG star believes that all athletes went through times of adversity and avoided making comparisons involving his legacy in football.
“I don’t like comparisons. Each has its own moment. We’ve all gone through difficult times. But I think everyone in Brazil knows he’s the best player at the moment. But when things don’t go well, it’s harder for him,” Ronaldinho said.
Neymar did showcase how much talent he has for the Brazil national team in their win over Uruguay. The PSG forward had a one and provided two assists for the Seleção. It will be interesting to see whether Neymar does decide to call it quits for his country despite having one more World Cup.