Neymar almost put an end to his career

Maxime H. - Monday 11 July 2016 144 Likes

In an interview with the daily Sport, Neymar revealed a disturbing information...

Considered as one of the best players in the world today, Neymar could have known a whole different career. The Brazilian has actually confessed that he strongly thought about leaving his professional soccer career after his big injury against Colombia in the quarterfinals of 2014 World Cup. And the monumental loss against Germany (7-1) certainly didn't cheer him up either...

"I went through bad times during my career but the worst of all and the one that made me suffer the most is undoubtedly my injury during 2014 World Cup. My childhood dream was to become one day world champion but it had evaporated because of his ugly wound. I was about to quit soccer for the rest of my life. It was a very hard time, but luckily I had my friends and my family with me. It's important to have the support of your close ones during these moments.'' he explained to Sport.

In 2014, Neymar had already declared that he could have spent the rest of his life in a wheelchair. You can blame Juan Camilo Zúñiga's knock on his back for that. Rewatch the scene in this video:

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