"Nobody is as scared as me", he said on Tuesday.
Brazilian fans are crossing their fingers that the world's most expensive player will be 100 percent fit for their team's bid to win a record-extending sixth world title in Russian Federation.
'Nobody is as scared as me [about returning],' Neymar told Brazilian station TV Globo. Having moved from Barcelona to Paris for a world-record fee, he showed no signs of feeling the pressure, quickly settling into life in the French capital and often looking a cut above any player in the league.
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The 26-year-old underwent surgery on a bone in his right foot in Brazil at the start of March. I think it's one of the most hard I've ever had, because I'm very close to a dream I have, which is the World Cup. "It is my goal".
Sao Paulo: Neymar has been confirmed in a Brazil 23-man World Cup squad of few surprises. "I hope it is my cup". Brazil are aiming to add a sixth star on their shirts.
A total of €1.645m was raised for the PSG Foundation at Tuesday night's gala dinner at the Parc des Princes, over €1m more than past year, according to L'Equipe. If he is to gain match practice before the World Cup his chances will come in warm-up games against Croatia in Liverpool on June 3 and against Austria in Vienna three days later.
Brazil begin their Group E campaign against Switzerland on June 17 and will also take on Costa Rica and Serbia in the round-robin phase.