World Cup News 31.5.2018 12:52 pm

Neymar on fast track to full fitness says Brazil teammate Danilo

Brazil's striker Neymar laughs during a training session at Tottenham Hotspur's Enfield Training Centre, north-east of London, on May 30, 2018 ahead their international friendly football match against Croatia.  / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL

Brazil's striker Neymar laughs during a training session at Tottenham Hotspur's Enfield Training Centre, north-east of London, on May 30, 2018 ahead their international friendly football match against Croatia. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL

Brazil star Neymar is getting fitter every day as the striker recovers from a broken foot, Brazil teammate Danilo said from their pre-World Cup training camp in London on Wednesday.

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 said of Neymar’s trickery.

“We hope he’ll be 100% ready or as ready as is possible.”

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

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