With World Cup looming, Neymar admits he's scared


Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar Jr has admitted he is "scared" as he closes in on a competitive return to the pitch with the FIFA World Cup with Brazil looming large.

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar poses with his trophy after receiving the Best Ligue 1 Player award during a TV show on May 13, 2018 in Paris, as part of the 27th edition of the UNFP (French National Professional Football players Union) trophy ceremony.

"Nobody is as scared as me", he said on Tuesday.

Neymar conceded the injury has left him in a "difficult moment", and he said, "nobody is more anxious than me and nobody is more afraid than me".

That has been the idea pushed by many around the Bernabeu throughout the 2017-18 campaign, although the narrative has been strongly countered by PSG's Qatari owners who have firmly maintained their world-record €222 million signing is not going anywhere.

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Neymar has been out of action since February having undergone surgery on a broken metatarsal bone in his right foot, though he is expected to be back in time for the prestigious tournament next month. 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. I hope it will be my Cup".

There is however more pressing matters at hand for him with the PSG star set to lead Brazil's charge for their sixth World Cup triumph.

Neymar said yesterday that he is focusing on getting well early enough to represent his country at thye summer World Cup in Russian Federation.

'If Neymar doesn't leave PSG he will never win anything important, ' the 46-year-old told Gazzetta dello Sport. Their group also includes Costa Rica and Serbia.

The 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup will kick off on June 14th with hosts Russian Federation taking on Saudi Arabia in a Group A encounter at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.