In the year of the World Cup in Qatar, Neymar attracts great expectations for the competition. At the moment, the future of shirt 10 is undefined at PSG and he may have a new club soon, according to speculation in the European press. However, negotiations for a departure are not straightforward and it is possible that the Brazilian will continue playing alongside Kylian Mbappé and Lionel Messi in 2022/23.
In an interview with TNT Sports, former player and 2007 Ballon d’Or Kaká commented on the next steps in Ney’s career. For him, a change of team will not disturb the shirt number 10 in the selection, which now has players like Vinícius Júnior, Rodrygo, Raphinha and Antony at a great stage in their careers.
“Given the experience that Ney has, it won’t be a big problem to change clubs. With the arrival of other players, the younger ones who are doing very well, Vini Jr. himself, Antony, Raphinha, is a team that takes that weight and responsibility away from everything in Neymar, I don’t think that’s a bad thing for him, on the contrary, we have an icing on the cake, let him shine and he will shine for sure”, said Kaká.
After finishing the World Cup Qualifiers in Qatar undefeated, the Brazilian team led by Tite is one of the favorites for the title in 2022. There were 14 wins and three draws in 17 games played, in addition to 40 goals scored and only five suffered.
Kaka points out three pillars of the Brazilian team at the World Cup
“Thiago Silva, Daniel Alves and Neymar himself have been on the field for a long time and play with a youth full of will, like Vinícius Júnior, Antony and Raphinha. The only negative point is the lack of confrontation with the European teams. Today, there are no more friendly matches between Brazil and these teams. But overall I’m confident and I think Brazil will go very far,” he said.
Kaka reveals why Neymar has not yet won the Ballon d’Or
“No, I don’t. I think at various points in Neymar’s career he was the best player in the world. The issue of the award has some variables – which I think he didn’t fit in -, which is to win a title being a protagonist. When he won the Champions League (in 2015), even though he was one of the protagonists and top scorer of the competition, Messi was still a little above. I think these factors were the only factors that made him not receive the award, but at various points in his career I believe that Neymar was performing as the best player in the world. We keep enchanting”, said Kaká on the matter.