Greeted with great fanfare at Al Hilal where he arrived from PSG, Brazilian striker Neymar will not be able to line up “for the time being”, due to injury.
31-year-old Neymar, for whom the Saudi club had to pay the princely sum of almost 100 million euros (including bonuses), will not be able to make his debut as he arrived with an injury.
“Neymar can do anything, he’s one of the best players in the world, I have no doubt, when he’s in good physical condition. He arrived with a minor injury, so he can’t train with the team yet. I don’t know when he’ll be able to play,” explained his coach Jorge Jesus in a press conference.
However, despite the injury, Neymar has been called up by Brazil for the next training camp at the beginning of September, a decision that Jesus seems to dispute.
“I don’t know why Brazil called him up, he’s injured. Maybe they’re going to force him to go to Brazil? He won’t play because he can’t play. He already can’t train. He’s got to get his muscles back in shape before he can start playing.
As a reminder, during the six years he spent at PSG, Neyma was much criticized for his injuries. He missed a significant number of matches in France, and it could well be the same in Saudi Arabia.