Jérôme Rothen warned: Neymar said he will leave football after the World Cup and may face consequences.
Neymar, Neymar, Neymar. The most talked about Brazilian player these days (and in many other periods). This time for two reasons: for his words about the future in football and for his performance against Colombia.
Hours before the match between Colombia and Brazil (0-0), as part of qualifying for the final phase of the 2022 World Cup, the striker said that this tournament in Qatar should be the last World Cup in which you will participate.
“I think it will be my last Worlds. I see this Worlds as my last. I don’t know if I will have mental conditions to continue to withstand football”, warned the player.
But now another warning comes up, from a former player: Jerome Rothen. The French, former Paris Saint-Germain player, thinks these words are not positive precisely for PSG.
“Neymar is a fabulous player when he’s in shape. The problem is, it’s in a bad phase. AND that statement is terrible for PSG. It lacks courage, it lacks illusion”, considers the commentator of the RMC Sport channel.
Rothen recognizes the “love” that Neymar has for Brazil but warns: “I want to remember that he has duties. He says that his last opportunity will be in Qatar a year from now, but when you are a player in this category, the figure of a club, who has renewed his contract and wants to end his career at PSG, you can’t say that“.
“For me, he is to abuse. will soon have to take responsibilities“, criticized the former French international.
Against Colombia, data from the Sofascore portal showed that Neymar lost the ball…30 times.
Neymar 🆚 Poplar-Moting in the season (by clubs):
Games (holder): 7 (7) – 9 (1)
Goals: 1 – 7
Assists: 2 – 3
Mins to participate: 197 – 19 (!)
Decisive passes: 12 – 6
Chance conversion: 25% – 75%
Shots (in goal): 10 (2) – 12 (11)
Shots to score: 10.0 – 1.7
Notes: 7.01 – 7.22 https://t.co/sJBI1nTX4n pic.twitter.com/mscQW54YNo
— SofaScore Brazil (@SofaScoreBR) October 11, 2021
Even so, the coach Tite he considers number 10 to be “okay” and admitted that fans expect him to always make “exceptionalities” and “make a difference at all times.”
At PSG, at the beginning of the season, so far Neymar has scored a goal and made two assists. And Messi’s team has already scored 25 goals.