Football: Neymar on fast track to full fitness, says Brazil team-mate Danilo


Brazilian striker Neymar (left) and teammate Philippe Coutinho taking part in a training session at Tottenham Hotspur's Enfield Training Centre, on May 30, 2018.
Brazilian striker Neymar (left) and teammate Philippe Coutinho taking part in a training session at Tottenham Hotspur's Enfield Training Centre, on May 30, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Brazil star Neymar is getting fitter every day as the striker recovers from a broken foot, Brazil team-mate Danilo said from their pre-World Cup training camp in London on Wednesday (May 30).

The Paris Saint-Germain forward was injured in February and is yet to play a match since then, with two weeks to go before the World Cup kicks off in Russia.

"He's getting better every day, getting faster, more agile and more difficult to defend against," said Manchester City's Danilo, who knows Neymar from his Santos days.

"He's so fast you wouldn't know whether to go, left, right, forwards or backwards," Danilo added of Neymar's trickery.

"We hope he'll be 100 per cent ready or as ready as is possible."

Brazil play Croatia at Liverpool on June 3 and against Austria in Vienna on June 10 before their opening World Cup game with Switzerland on June 17.