Neymar Insists He Will Be Fit for World Cup
Brazil forward Neymar says that there are no concerns about him missing the World Cup through injury. The PSG man is out for the remainder of the domestic season with a broken metatarsal.
Though he’ll not play for PSG again this season, Neymar says he will be in good shape and available once Brazil kick off their campaign against Switzerland on June 17 th in Russia.
“I can't predict exactly [when he will be back in training], it depends on how it [his recovery] goes. I'll have one last exam on May 17 if I'm not mistaken. Then it depends on how I'll develop from there.
"If I have to point a specific date, then it's May 17 I guess. I'm always in touch with [Brazil coach] Tite and [Brazil's technical coordinator] Edu Gaspar. We're exchanging information and it's going well.
"I'll have enough time to return for the World Cup and prepare beforehand. It's not good being injured, but I feel rested. We have to look at it from the positive angle. I hope I can get there even better than I was.
"I have some doubts, of course – it's my first surgery, it's normal. I'll get in shape, work as hard as I can. I'll dedicate myself even more because the dream is closer, the World Cup. I waited four years for this opportunity and now it's closer."