Real Madrid left-back Marcelo has wished Brazil teammate Neymar a speedy recovery from a foot operation and said he is confident that the Paris Saint-German forward will play at this summer's World Cup. Neymar was discharged from a hospital in Belo Horizonte on Sunday after undergoing successful surgery on a fracture of his fifth metatarsal in his right foot. The operation went well and Neymar is expected to be out of action for three months. "Neymar knows that people are with him, that Brazil is with him," Marcelo told Brazilian YouTube channel Segue o Baile. "The situation is complicated but I'm certain that Brazilians and the whole world are sending positive energy so that he comes out of this one. "He is going to have time to recover, he is going to arrive to the World Cup. I'm certain he will return much stronger than he was before. I also send him all the positive energy and a kiss." Neymar has scored 29 goals in 30 games for Ligue 1 leaders PSG since his €222 million world-record transfer from Barcelona last summer. Among the important games Neymar will miss is Tuesday's Champions League round-of-16 second leg with Real Madrid at the Parc des Princes, in which Madrid hold a 3-1 advantage from the first leg.
Neymar will make World Cup return stronger - Real Madrid's Marcelo
ESPN | Mar 5