Neymar has shaken off the fear that plagued his return from serious injury and is ready to take on the world in Russia, according to Brazil goalkeeper Alisson.

The forward last summer joined Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record fee of £198million but his first season in the French capital was disrupted by a broken foot.

After more than three months on the sidelines, Neymar made an goalscoring return to action in Brazil’s recent friendly victory over Croatia at Anfield.

Neymar is fit and ready to lead Brazil's attack when they begin their World Cup campaign

Neymar is fit and ready to lead Brazil's attack when they begin their World Cup campaign

Neymar is fit and ready to lead Brazil’s attack when they begin their World Cup campaign

The Paris Saint-Germain forward missed the last few months of the season through injury

The Paris Saint-Germain forward missed the last few months of the season through injury

The Paris Saint-Germain forward missed the last few months of the season through injury

BRAZIL WORLD CUP GROUP E FIXTURES 

June 17, 7pm vs Switzerland, Rostov Arena

June 22, 1pm vs Costa Rica, Krestovsky Stadium

June 27, 7pm vs Serbia, Otkrytie Arena 

The striker is set to spearhead the attack for Tite’s side, who begin their World Cup campaign against Switzerland on Sunday, and Alisson claims Neymar has now rediscovered his confidence.

‘Neymar is doing very well, fortunately. I believe they dealt really well with his recovery process. He had a full clinical recovery,’ he said on Tuesday.

‘Of course in the beginning when he started working with the ball and working with the team we were extra careful.

'He had to deal with the fear, which is normal after such a severe injury,' Alisson claimed

'He had to deal with the fear, which is normal after such a severe injury,' Alisson claimed

‘He had to deal with the fear, which is normal after such a severe injury,’ Alisson claimed

The striker made his return for Brazil in their friendly win over Croatia at Anfield on June 3

The striker made his return for Brazil in their friendly win over Croatia at Anfield on June 3

The striker made his return for Brazil in their friendly win over Croatia at Anfield on June 3

‘He had to deal with the fear, which is normal after such a severe injury. And we also tried to take good care of him in the training sessions.

‘Gradually he became more confident. He started in the second half in the first game (against Croatia), he helped us, he lost the fear to play. And in the last game he played really well and I think that made him more confident.

‘We need Neymar on the field.’ 

After facing Switzerland, Brazil continue their Group E campaign against Costa RIca before facing Serbia in Moscow.

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