Neymar wins Ligue 1 player of the year award and gets gong from Brazil legend Ronaldo

Posted Monday, May 14, 2018 by

NEYMAR has been named the Ligue 1 player of the season despite being ruled out since February.

The former Barcelona man collected his trophy from Brazil icon Ronaldo admit reports the PSG star could be moving again in the summer.

Neymar wins Ligue 1 player of the year award and gets gong from Brazil legend Ronaldo
Neymar's golden outfit matched his trophy

The 26-year-old admitted he was "afraid" during his rehab from surgery - but has been given the all-clear to return to training.

The Brazil icon was recently seen doing kick-ups as he looks on course to be fit for next month's World Cup.

But the Paris Saint-Germain star spoke candidly of the dark times he endured while recovering after fracturing his fifth metatarsal in his right foot.

Speaking to ex-Brazil star Zico, Neymar said he was treading on eggshells in the early part of his comeback.

Neymar wins Ligue 1 player of the year award and gets gong from Brazil legend Ronaldo
Neymar posed with fans as he arrived to collected his Ligue 1 award

He said: "Today, I am better. At first, I was afraid to make a bad movement. However, I respected what the doctor told me."

Neymar underwent further examinations with Dr Rodrigo Lasmar in France last week.

The Brazilian doctor said the country's No 10 is recovering as expected and he will likely be seen in PSG's open training session on Wednesday.

Neymar picked up the injury in a Ligue 1 match against Marseille and suggested the tight schedule was partly to blame for his knock.

He said: "I was not supposed to play in the match [Troyes away in Ligue 1] just after the two Marseille games.

"We played against the second best French team in Ligue 1 on the Sunday and then in the Coupe de France quarter-finals on the Wednesday.

"I had spoken with the coach to not play against Troyes in order to be ready for the Champions League [vs Real Madrid].

"Unfortunately I got injured during the first Marseille match."

Neymar's team-mate Dani Alves has been ruled out of the World Cup after injuring the cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Brazil's first fixture is against Switzerland on June 17.




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