LIGUE 1 - Pochettino: "Neymar will play many more years"

14.10.2021 17:30 of A.S. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
LIGUE 1 - Pochettino: "Neymar will play many more years"
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Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino is confident that Neymar will play for many more years after the Brazil forward this week said that the next World Cup could be his last.

Neymar, 29, said Qatar 2022 could be his final appearance at the tournament because he was not sure if had the "strength of mind to deal with football anymore".

Speaking ahead of PSG's Ligue 1 game against Angers on Friday, Pochettino said that Neymar's comments were a result of a career spent in the limelight.

"He is a sincere man, he expresses his feelings quickly, but his mental strength, in a life that has been under the spotlight for a long time, is great. He has suffered a lot pressure since he was little," said the Argentine.

"Sometimes things get taken out of context. Neymar loves football and I'm sure he will play for more years. I have no doubts."