On his way to playing in his third World Cup, forward Neymar explained the difference he sees between the strength of the current Brazilian team compared to previous ones.
In an interview with the newspaper “Le Parisien”, Neymar highlighted a stronger team for the World Cup in Qatar than in the other two World Cups (2014, in Brazil, and 2018, in Russia) in which he was in the squad.
“I’ve played in the World Cup several times. We’re stronger with this team than with the ones I’ve played in the past. There’s more of this feeling that we can win everything. I’m confident“, said shirt 10.
Still in the chat, the French newspaper highlighted an important role of Vinícius Jr, Richarlison, Raphinha and Lucas Paquetá in Tite’s selection, causing Neymar’s “stardom” to be diminished.
“We all have a role to play in the team and a common goal. That’s the most important thing. We feel a new impulse, a renewal with this team, and that’s good, “confirmed the Paris Saint-Germain star.
Brazil’s debut at the 2022 World Cup takes place on November 24, a Thursday, at 4 pm, against Serbia. The second game, against Switzerland, will be on the 28th, at 1 pm. The final round will be against Cameroon, December 2, at 4pm.
Neymar explained that the Qatar World Cup will likely be his farewell to the biggest national team tournament in the world, as he is not sure if it will be in the 2026 World Cup. In any case, the ace stated that he “will play as if it were the last”.