Neymar spearheads 'favorites' Brazil's World Cup bid

  • Neymar spearheads 'favorites' Brazil's World Cup bid

Neymar spearheads 'favorites' Brazil's World Cup bid

Brazil star Neymar has admitted he is in "the most difficult" period of his career ahead of his return from injury for the World Cup.

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

With that in mind, it's no surprise he was named as the best player in Ligue 1 for the 2017-18 season.

The Paris Saint-Germain striker has not played since February, but knows that soccer-mad Brazil hopes he is fit to lead their team to glory in the World Cup.

Neymar is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world, having been a pivotal figure, first for Barcelona over an illustrious four-year stint, and now for PSG.

And Perez has long coveted Neymar, having recognised earlier than most that the Brazilian's mix of natural talents on and off the pitch makes him an ideal Galactico. He has been out since requiring surgery for a broken bone in his foot while playing for Paris Saint-Germain, and is only now easing back into training.

Neymar in action for Brazil

"It's a very hard time, right?" Thanks to God, I have this new opportunity to become world champion with my country.

Brazil's 23-members football team squad has been announced for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which will take place in Russian Federation.

"Everyone knows what I have come here to do, the goals I have", Neymar said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.

'If Neymar doesn't leave PSG he will never win anything important, ' the 46-year-old told Gazzetta dello Sport. Neymar's returning form might be a World cup winning factor for the Brazilian team.

Team Doctor Lasmar said,"Neymar should be able to "regain match fitness" when he takes part in friendlies against Croatia on Jun 3 and Austria on Jun 10". Brazil will start its World Cup campaign against Switzerland June 17, followed by Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E.

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.