Paris St Germain striker Neymar said Thursday that not knowing when to resume football would make him anxious.
The 28-year-old striker is preparing to resume his activities on his wall in Brazil, under the supervision of Ricardo Rosa, the long-time physical training manager.
Despite Rosa’s great efforts to maintain Neymar’s activity through a daily training program, Neymar said that stopping football for the COVID-19 pandemic was a burden on him.
“I don’t know when we’ll be back to play, and that worries me,” said Neymar on his website. I miss football competition and the atmosphere of the club and my colleagues at Paris Saint-Germain. It’s a real football urge. I hope the fans want to see the players come back to the stadium and the sooner the better. I hope this decision will be made as soon as possible.
Neymar scored 18 goals in 22 games with PSG before the season ended last March.
Rosa said her main task was not to increase the pressure that Neymar was already suffering from.
He added: You have to understand the environment in which this player lives. I try to reduce this by controlling the pace of training and food. Everything is done, so that performance improves all the time. I try to change the methods, rhythm, and intensity of the exercises and divide them into general and specific ball exercises.
He said that Neymar was physically better than most players and added: Over the years I have worked with him, what I would like to emphasize physically is that he is a distinguished athlete. Besides being agile and agile, he has a lot of stamina and skin. It is difficult to find an athlete combining these three skills together. But with Neymar, he is unique from other athletes because he has all three skills.