“I believe it is my final World Cup,” the 29-year-old stated in a brand new documentary, Neymar Jr and The Line Of Kings, produced by DAZN. “I see it as my final as a result of I do not know if I’ve the self-control to cope with soccer anymore.
“So I am going to do something to show up nicely, do the whole lot to win with my nation, to comprehend my biggest dream since I used to be little. And I hope I can do it.”
Having misplaced within the semifinals and quarterfinals of the final two World Cups, Brazil at the moment sits on the high of South America’s qualifying group for subsequent yr’s World Cup on 28 factors after 10 video games.
Neymar scored his twelfth World Cup qualifying objective when Brazil beat Peru final month, taking his tally for his nation to 69, eight behind Pelé’s document.
He featured in Sunday’s 0-0 draw towards Colombia, a outcome that also leaves Brazil six factors clear on the high of its qualifying group forward of Argentina.
Having received the World Cup on 5 earlier events — the final coming in 2002 — the Seleção have suffered disappointment in current editions.
Within the 2014 event — which noticed Neymar miss the latter levels by means of harm — Brazil misplaced 7-1 to Germany within the semifinals, and in 2018, the facet exited the competitors within the quarterfinals after a 2-1 defeat towards Belgium.