Sao Paulo: Brazilian striker Neymar said getting fit for the World Cup following surgery has been the biggest challenge of his career and he is also anxious about how his injured foot will respond to top-class competition.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward has not played since February after having surgery on a broken metatarsal bone in his right foot, which he suffered while playing for the Ligue 1 club against Marseille.
"Nobody is as scared as me", he said on Tuesday.
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United will have the chance to give their captain the ideal sending off when they take on Chelsea in the FA Cup final on May 19. According to Manchester Evening News , Brito said: "Of course Jose will feel the loss a lot although no one is irreplaceable".
When asked if he had told the Brazilian not even to think about going to Madrid, a smiling Messi said: "He knows what I think, I've already told him!"Neymar left Barcelona last August, becoming the world's most expensive soccer player in a transfer that upset many Barcelona fans".
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is a known admirer of the 26-year-old Brazil star, while reports from Spain have talked of a campaign to court Neymar - whose prospective price tag in the press ranges from €260-400m - as he recovered from a footy injury in his homeland.
"This is a hard time, one of the most hard that I have faced". Thanks to God, I have this new opportunity to become world champion with my country. "It is my goal". Although Messi admits that the two still share a close relationship, the Argentine is prepared to face Neymar in the World Cup in Russian Federation as rivals.
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The former Southampton manager again refused to give any guarantees he would be Tottenham boss for the start of next season. They made it to the semi-finals of the FA Cup and were knocked out by Juventus in the last 16 of the Champions League.
"I started training with the ball, making passes, hitting it", he said in an interview on Facebook with Desimpedidos, the football chat and comedy channel started by former Brazilian great Kaka.
Neymar can also be content with how his first season went at PSG.
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".
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Brazil kick off their World Cup against Switzerland in Rostov on June 17.