Barcelona’s Neymar reveals he has suffered from swelling for quite some time
Neymar has been discussing his injury which seems likely to rule him out of the rest of Barcelona’s season, although he is targeting their final match, but interestingly the Brazilian revealed that he has suffered with swelling for “some time”.
The 22-year-old has been poor of late and come in for heavy criticism, however, his admission that he has suffered from swelling on his fourth metatarsal for a while is surprising.
Neymar was speaking to Globo TV, with Inside Spanish Football quoting the Barcelona attack, he said: “I knew I’d be out for a while, but always with any scary, I’ve the first to stay out, I don’t like it at all.
“Later, obviously, I thought about the World Cup. But I’ll be here for three weeks working on my return and I’m hoping I can play in Barcelona’s final match.
“I had already had swelling for some time. I could the maximum until that play. It bothered me a lot and after the match I had a hard time walking.”
The former Santos man went on to reveal his dislike for spending time off the field injured and also his desire to play in the World Cup, something which seems certain despite this injury.
“It’s horrible being left on the sidelines, without training, without playing,” Neymar said.
“You see your teammates playing and training and you can’t do a damn thing about it.
“Not doing anything is the worst situation in the world for a player…especially with this huger I always have, and even more so for the World Cup. And my desire to play in the World Cup never falters.”