Post his foot injury, Brazil captain Neymar got plenty of time to get back on the field. Now he is all ready to show his phenomenal skills in Copa America.
After suffering a metatarsal fracture at the beginning of this year, Neymar made his first appearance to the field for Paris Saint-Germain in their 3-1 Ligue 1 win over Monaco on Sunday.
“Neymar has come back and we are going to hope for his rapid return (to form),” national team coach Tite said in a video published on the Brazilian Football Confederation website.
Last year also Neymar suffered a similar foot injury right before the 2018 FIFA World Cup and yet managed to join the contest just a couple of weeks before.
Tite told the reporters: “Now there is a big difference, there is more time before the start of the Copa America, and consequently that allows for better recovery in order to reach a higher technical level, too. He could be in better condition at the Copa America than he was in the World Cup.”
In the meantime, Tite also mentioned that he has not set aside Real Madrid teenager Vinicius Junior for the continental tournament. The 18-year-old has not played since tearing calf ligaments in the Spanish side’s Champions League loss to Ajax on March 5.
The former Flamengo forward has returned to full training and could return for Real Madrid’s visit to Getafe