And although Neymar has been as good as anyone in the continent there were rumors speculating that the 26-year-old was disappointed with the lack of competitiveness in the Ligue 1.
Neymar, 26, became the world's most expensive player last summer after Paris Saint-Germain triggered his £198m activation clause, though the capital club's talisman has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent months.More news: Italy M5S leader says govt deal would be 'bomb' for establishment
"This is a hard time, one of the most hard that I have faced", Neymar told Jornal Nacional.
Neymar has been out of action since February having undergone surgery on a broken metatarsal bone in his right foot, though he is expected to be back in time for the prestigious tournament next month. "It is my goal".More news: Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato release empowering collab 'Fall in Line'
"Nobody is as scared as me", he said on Tuesday. Despite this, and the master turnaround completed after taking over the reins from the widely-loathed - at least in a management capacity, that is - Dunga, expect the knives to be sharpened for Brazil's head honcho in the event of anything less than victory and a record sixth World Cup title.
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"If Neymar doesn't leave PSG he will never win anything important", the 46-year-old told Gazzetta dello Sport. If he is to gain match practice before the World Cup his chances will come in warm-up games against Croatia in Liverpool on June 3 and against Austria in Vienna three days later. Their group also includes Costa Rica and Serbia.More news: Lachlan Murdoch to be Chairman/CEO at 'New Fox'
Brazil kick off their World Cup against Switzerland in Rostov on June 17.