Internazionale’s Dodô backs childhood friend Neymar to shine this season
Internazionale defender Dodô has backed childhood friend Neymar to make a full recovery from his injury and star for Barcelona this season.
The Brazil superstar moved to Spain from Santos last season but endured a mixed first season with the Camp Nou club.
However, many are predicting he will shine for Barcelona this season despite recovering from a back injury sustained in the World Cup and recently picking up an ankle injury.
Inter’s Brazilian defender believes his long-time friend will be incredible once again this season.
After Dodô spoke to Gazzetta dello Sport, Football Italia quoted the former Roma ace.
He said of his friendship with Neymar: “We are childhood friends.
“At 8 years old, we played futsal together, we were neighbours. He's always been incredible.
“Now, after the accident, I know that he will be fine.”
Although Neymar is expected to miss Barcelona’s La Liga opener against Elche tonight, he will hope to return to action soon and prove Dodô right.