Brazilian star Neymar apprehensive ahead of return

Ross Houston
May 12, 2018

Neymar is said to be unhappy in Paris.

Neymar has modelled Paris Saint-Germain's new kit amid fresh speculation the Brazilian could move to Real Madrid at the end of the season.

Spanish newspaper Marca revealed on Friday that PSG are aware of Neymar's desire to leave the Parc des Princes.

Neymar - who left Barça in an effort to cement his status as the world's best footballer, away from the shadow of Lionel Messi - will be acutely aware that moving to the Bernabeu would enhance his chances of winning the Ballon d'Or.

In response to a follow-up question over whether Neymar would fit in at Real, Zidane replied: "Good player are always compatible".

Defeat to Liverpool on the back of Barcelona's procession to La Liga glory could mean Madrid planning for the future without Zidane, irrespective of whether Neymar is on the way. He feels that Neymar's presence would take some of the attacking burden off his own shoulders.

In an interview published Friday on former Brazil legend Zico's YouTube channel, Neymar said he is in a race against time to get mentally ready for the tournament in Russian Federation.

Zinedine Zidane has no doubt Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo would be able to play together in the same team but refused to be drawn on whether Real Madrid will table a bid for the Brazil superstar.

"I don't know, I am not the one who says so".

The 26-year-old has been out of action since breaking a bone in his right foot on February 25 and had surgery the following month, leaving Brazil fans sweating on their key player's fitness ahead of the World Cup which starts on June 14. On the pitch there is a chemistry.

"I don't believe so, as what we care about is what we are doing at the moment".

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