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Neymar reveals World Cup injury fear

IANS  |  Rio de Janeiro 

Injured forward has revealed that he will need to overcome a psychological barrier as he bids to return to full fitness ahead of the in

has not played since suffering a cracked fifth metatarsal in his right foot while playing for Saint-Germain in late February, reports

He underwent in the Brazilian city of on March 3 and returned to last week for the final phase of his recovery.

"I have started to walk again, but there is always a fear about coming back," the 26-year-old told great in an interview published on

"I need to get over that fear as quickly as possible so that I can be flying by the time comes around."

The former prodigy said he was not sure if he would play for PSG again this season. Les Parisiens' last 2017-18 fixture will be a clash against Caen on May 19.

Earlier this month, national team doctor predicted the Brazil No.10 would be in peak condition for The Selecao will open their World Cup campaign against on June 17.

has scored 28 goals and provided 16 assists across all competitions since arriving in the French capital from for a world record fee of 222 million euros ($264 million) last August.

He spoke fondly about his four seasons at Barcelona, especially his lethal partnership with and

"We were inseparable and had enormous understanding," Neymar said. "Just by looking at each other we knew what to do," the 26-year-old said.



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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 15:56 IST