"Nobody is as scared as me", he said on Tuesday.
Neymar, the Brazilian attacking star on whose shoulders his nation's hopes for tournament success always rest, has been linked with a move away from the French capital where he is now plying his trade with Paris Saint-Germain.
'Nobody is as scared as me [about returning],' Neymar told Brazilian station TV Globo. Brazil will need him to show all the skills that made him the world's most expensive footballer and versatile footballer, with a record €222 million (US$264 million) transfer from Barcelona to PSG last August.
The 26-year-old striker underwent surgery on a bone in his right foot in Brazil at the start of Match and has since dedicated himself to preparing for the World Cup.
"It's a very hard time, right?"
"Thank God I have this further opportunity, this further chance, to try to be a world champion for my country, which is a dream that I have had since childhood". "It is my goal. I do not need to go to another team to prove anything", the Argentina global said when asked about moving to another club.
Brazil's 23-members football team squad has been announced for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which will take place in Russian Federation.
There is however more pressing matters at hand for him with the PSG star set to lead Brazil's charge for their sixth World Cup triumph.
According to L'Equipe a total of €1.645m was raised for the PSG Foundation at the gala dinner at the Parc des Princes making over €1m more than a year ago.
But in the meantime Neymar faces a race to get fit mentally and physically ahead of the World Cup in Russian Federation, where Brazil will be among the favourites to reach the final stages of the tournament. Brazil will start its World Cup campaign against Switzerland June 17, followed by Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E.