Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian football star Neymar wants to play in both next year’s Copa America and the Rio Olympics.

Brazilian football star and Barcelona player Neymar gestures during the Charity Home Game poker tourney in Sao Paulo on Friday. Pic/AFP

The Barcelona forward said he was prepared to begin the 2016-17 European season without a break, reports Xinhua.

“I really want to play in the Olympics and the Copa America too. I’m hungry. I am stating it now that I want to play in both,” Neymar said.

Copa America will be played from June 3 to 26 in US and the Rio Olympics starts from August 3 to 20.