Brazil trainer Tite stated Neymar would earn a long-awaited return from harm as soon as the South American champions take on Colombia in a friendly in Miami on Friday.
Paris Saint-Germain celebrity Neymar hasn’t played since suffering a foot injury in a friendly against Qatar in June which ruled him out of the Copa America.
However, Tite, Thursday reported the striker was declared fit and ready to go back from the Colombians in Friday’s match in the Hard Rock Stadium.
“Clinically he’s recovered from the harm that as everybody recalls removed him in the Copa America,” Tite explained.
“If he were not fit, he would not be together with the national group. We’re not irresponsible to induce a circumstance once it affects the athlete’s health,” Tite added.
“The training team and I will be cautious about his evolution. He’s prepared, he’s capable of doing exactly what the team wants,” he added.
Brazil went on to win the Copa America crown Neymar in July, their first success in the championship since 2007.
Since that time Neymar was embroiled in a protracted saga, which saw him fail in his efforts to engineer a return to Barcelona from PSG.
Tite meanwhile said he anticipates a demanding test of his group against Colombia, who had been removed in the quarter-finals of the year’s Copa America.
“It is going to be a strong confrontation. Most of us know the grade of the Colombian national group,” Tite explained.
“I am pleased to be here realising my dream,” Vinicius explained. “It is difficult to think that at 19 I am here alongside the best gamers, alongside my idol (Neymar) along with the players I had always encouraged,” he told a media conference.