Thu 15 April 2021 | 18:20

Neymar wants to be a pro poker player when he retires from football

PSG starlet, Neymar has expressed his passion to become a professional poker player after he retires from football.

The Brazilian has started playing poker during the 2014 World Cup and has grown fond of it ever since.

The 29-year-old revealed that he played with Gerard Pique in his spell at Barca and now has Keylor Navas and Leandro Paredes in his poker rivals at Paris Saint-Germain.

The Forward is a huge fan of the game that he even named his dog "Poker".


was questioned by



if his goal was to be a professional poker player when he retires from football, and he commented:

"It's true, it's true. It's one of the things I love to do the most. 

"I feel very comfortable and I think that after playing football I will be able to do tournaments, travel to play tournaments that I have always wanted to participate in and could not do because of my agenda and my career. 

"So when I finish my football career, that's one of the things I'm going to do, travel to play this type of tournament.

"Among the similarities between poker and football, I think focus is one of them. The way you read your opponent and the game is also very important. 

"I think one of the most important things in football, and what I do on the pitch, is to read the game, read your opponent, and see where you can attack, where you can move to create a chance for your team. 

"And in poker, it's the same, you have to read the game, read your opponents, and know the right time to attack your opponent."






to pass Bayern Munich in the Champions League this week, setting up a semi-final match against Manchester City.

source: SportMob

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