Neymar has revealed Paris Saint-Germain have been too afraid to play him in recent weeks, despite the attacker wanting to get back on to the pitch.
The 28-year-old wasn't selected for PSG's past three Ligue 1 matches due to injury and was a doubt for Tuesday's Champions League round of 16 clash against Borussia Dortmund in Germany.
Neymar did however start that match and despite himself scoring in the second half, couldn't help his side avoid a 2-1 first-leg defeat.
Having impressed on his return to action, the Brazilian declared that he's been ready to play for a while but PSG have opted to keep him on the sidelines.
It's been an injury-interrupted season so far for Neymar with a hamstring injury in October also seeing him miss six matches.
The Brazilian's return to full fitness is however timely as PSG look to avoid another round of 16 exit in the Champions League.
Set to host Dortmund in Paris next month, Marquinhos has called on his side to seize the initiative in the second leg.