He said, “I need to focus on myself.” Change into Indirect Speech
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Indirect Speech: He said that he needed to focus on himself.
Explanation: When the reporting verb is in the past (said) and the direct speech is in the present indefinite tense (simple present tense), then the indirect (reported) speech will change into the past indefinite tense.
Present Indefinite Tense > Past Indefinite Tense.