Brazilian players urge Neymar to continue playing after World Cup

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Players of the Brazilian football team have urged their teammate Neymar to stay in international football after next year’s World Cup in Qatar.

Neymar said in an interview earlier this week that the 2022 World Cup could be his last tournament for Brazil as he does not know if he will be mentally ready to play in international football after that. .

His teammates said that being Brazil’s biggest star, he understands the pressure that Neymar is under. Neymar currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain at club level.

Midfielder Fred said, “We want him to be with us for years. But talking about someone else’s state of mind is difficult. Sometimes players have to face enormous pressure. Not only Neymar, but (Lionel) Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo. We want him in the team, he is one of the best Brazilian players of all time.

Defender Thiago Silva, a close friend of Neymar, said the pressure on the star footballer compared to other players was unfair. Neymar quietly walked off the field after playing a goalless draw against Colombia on Sunday.

“We forget what he did on the field and focus on what’s not important,” Silva said ahead of Brazil’s World Cup qualifying match against Uruguay on Thursday. He puts a lot of pressure on himself. Hope he continues to enjoy the game.

Striker Richarlison, who was unable to play due to injury, tweeted a picture of a banner raised by fans in Manaus that read: “Neymar, if you play in heaven, I will die to see you.”


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