Coronavirus: Paris Saint-Germain player Neymar Jr is battling ‘anxiety’ over the uncertainty of football return

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The suspension placed on football activities in France Professional League (LFP) is already having a side effect on Paris Saint-Germain talisman, Neymar Jr. The 28-year-old Brazil star revealed that the uncertainty surrounding the return of football activities in the French league is causing him to have anxiety.

Neymar who had returned to Brazil earlier before the French league was placed on an indefinite suspension on March 17 explained that he really miss playing football with his mates in PSG. Neymar revealed this through a statement released on his official website which reads: “Not knowing when I can return [to play] gives me anxiety, I really miss playing, competing, to be in the club environment with my PSG teammates”.

“I really miss football. I’m sure the fans also want to see everyone back on the pitch as soon as possible. I hope the decision comes out as soon as possible.”

Many would have thought the Brazilian star is having a swell time with his friends in his palatial mansion worth £7 million during the coronavirus lockdown. Oftentimes, the Brazilian star player has shared pictures and videos from his training sessions with his physical trainer Ricardo Lima and his friend who plays professionally for Palmeiras Lucas Lima.

Neymar stated that although he enjoys training with Rica Lima, however, he can’t still replace that with the euphoria of football returning.

“I’m happy to train with Rica [Rosa] and with Neymar,” Lima said. “The two are high-level professionals and it certainly will also help me to return to play with a good rhythm.”

And as it is, France still stands high among countries with the highest number of infected persons with the novel Covid-19. No fewer than 159,877 confirmed cases have been reported and 21,340 deaths have been recorded.

The last time Neymar featured for PSG was the return leg of their round of 16 Champions League campaign against Borussia Dortmund on March 11.