Neymar Jr. has a lot of pressure on his shoulders during the 2022-23 season as the 30-year-old won’t be counted on to help Paris Saint-Germain to help them win the UEFA Champions League, but there’s also the FIFA World Cup in November.
The tournament in Qatar will mark Neymar’s third and could be his last. Nonetheless, former World Cup winner and fellow Brazilian Ronaldo believes that the Seleção could win the competition with the PSG star focused and healthy during an interview with Olé.
“The Brazilian team is going to be the favorite in any competition because of the talent we have,” Ronaldo told the Argentine publication. “I think if Neymar is 100 percent physically and focused on the World Cup, we have a good chance of winning the title.”
“We have a great team with great players, but it is technically and physically different. If he arrives well, he will make the difference, and our chances will increase a lot.”
Brazil will be going on 20 years since their last World Cup victory, so there’s plenty of pressure on Neymar and the rest of the squad to end the drought. There’s no doubt that the Brazilian side will be one of the favorites, but there will be plenty of competition.
If Neymar hits the ground running to open the 2022-23 Ligue 1 season, it will be good news for Brazil and their World Cup chances.