The young players and Neymar are the first group of PSG to return to training in preparation for the new season. The 31-year-old striker’s face is very fresh and he is also comfortable chatting with the coaching staff as well as the medical team of the home team. It seems that Neymar is ready to leave behind nearly 5 months of hard work to completely treat an ankle injury (having surgery on March 10) to start again with the Ligue 1 champions.
Before training, Neymar went in to check cardiovascular activity, dental examination, magnetic resonance imaging and a number of other professional examinations. However, the latest tests show that Neymar is unlikely to return to the game quickly.
Accordingly, PSG fans have almost no hope of seeing Neymar play in a friendly match against Le Havre in Poissy on July 21, as well as a tour in Japan, where they clash with Al -Nassr of Cristiano Ronaldo, Cerezo Osaka and Inter at the end of this July.
“For Neymar to play at this point, even at the beginning of the season, is too risky. He is very sensitive to injuries. A normal player’s collision like this may be okay, or at most a couple of weeks of rest will recover. But Neymar is different. A slight collision can also knock him out for half a season, “said Rodrigo Lasmar, the doctor of the Brazilian national team.
Unlike other players, Neymar has a psychological obsession every time he gets injured. Excessive anxiety makes the Brazilian star’s recovery process take longer than expected. Neymar himself is always under great pressure every time he returns after recovering from injury.
“I also don’t know when I will relapse again. Maybe right now, right on the training ground. Injuries have disrupted my playing career quite a bit. I had to miss many times in important tournaments, in key matches,” Neymar shared in March after having surgery to completely treat an ankle injury.
Now, although he has returned to training, Neymar is not sure when he can return to the field. Even a comeback can’t hope much for a pair of injury-sensitive crystal legs.
At the age of 31, Neymar is no longer as easy to find the top as when he was young. Last season, the motivation to shine at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar helped the striker born in 1992 make extraordinary efforts to lose weight, improve fitness and have an excellent 2022/23 season.
He, along with Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe, formed a super attacking trio that helped PSG bombard the courts in Europe as well as France with high-class straight goals and great clean-ups. He himself also admits that the first half of the 2022/23 season is an excellent Neymar like the previous Barca version.
However, at this time, his big brother and close friend Messi had parted with PSG to play for Inter Miami; Mbappe’s future at the Park of the Princes is also undecided. Without two great partners in the PSG attack, can Neymar shine again?
Not the type of player with iron will, nor one who can avoid a luxurious life off the pitch, and has just experienced great mental fluctuations, Neymar is now just a “innocent guy” use” and find it difficult to find the familiar boom.
It should be emphasized that, at the end of the 2022/23 season, Neymar was surrounded by PSG fans at his home, protested and cursed at the club’s headquarters by fans, demanding to be kicked out because “it’s just a parasite, a parasite, a parasite.” and draining the club without contributing much.” It was Neymar who was under such great pressure that he announced that he wanted to leave the Park of the Princes immediately, even though his contract was valid until June 2027.