Brazil forward, Neymar Jr, has admitted he is scared of the 2018 World Cup because of the pressure on him and his team-mates.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker has not played since February, but knows that ‘soccer-mad’ Brazilians are hoping he will be fit to lead their team to glory in the World Cup.
“Nobody is as scared as me,” he told TV Globo on Tuesday.
“I know that people are a little anxious, but nobody more than me, nobody is as nervous about my comeback and nobody is more scared than me.
“It’s a very difficult time, right? I think it’s one of the most difficult I’ve ever had, because I’m very close to a dream I have, which is the World Cup.
“Thank God I have this further opportunity, this further chance, to try to be a world champion for my country, which is a dream that I have had since childhood. It is my goal. I hope it is my cup,” he said.
Neymar has been included in Brazil’s 23-man provisional squad for the World Cup which starts in Russia on June 14.