Brazil superstar Neymar has been inspired by Lionel Messi’s 2022 FIFA World Cup triumph and wants to lead Selecao to the title in the next edition, according to Brazilian media Terra.
The 30-year-old fell short of his ambitions yet again at the Qatar showpiece event, as the five-time winners were knocked out in the quarter-finals by Croatia on penalties.
Neymar went off injured during their opening match and only returned for the knockout stages. He scored in Brazil‘s 4-1 win over South Korea in the round of 16 and then against Croatia in the last eight in extra time, but it wasn’t enough as Tite’s squad lost in the shootouts.
The PSG star revealed last year that this could be his last World Cup, but he didn’t announce retirement in the aftermath of their elimination and is now set for a U-turn.
With the 2022 FIFA World Cup now behind us, Lionel Messi and Neymar will resume their club duties soon with PSG.
The French champions are leading the title charge in Ligue 1 once again, although their ultimate objective remains winning the elusive Champions League.
Messi and Neymar famously combined to win the treble at Barcelona in 2015 and are now eager to lift the big ears together once more with the Parisians.
Last season, they were knocked out in the round of 16 by Real Madrid. Having drawn Bayern Munich at the same stage this season, PSG face another massive hurdle in their ambitions for a first European title.