"I've always wanted to work with Guardiola".
"Physically I'm okay, my foot is fine", he admitted.
The Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) defender said a desire to atone for the team's humiliating 7-1 semi-final defeat at home to Germany in the 2014 World Cup serves as an extra incentive, reports Xinhua news agency.
Asked how well he was feeling now, Neymar said, "Not 100 percent yet".
In 2016, the Brazilian said: "Guardiola is a guy that I really admire and who I would love to work with" and he has reiterated that sentiment again. That will come with time.
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"I'm ready to play".
With the late additions, Brazil coach Tite has his complete squad for the first time. I am adapting to a few things.
The 26-year-old is expected to feature when Brazil travel to the north of England to Liverpool's Anfield stadium for a friendly match with Croatia on June 3rd.
City's rivals Manchester United are another team with deep pockets, and they have also been linked with a move for the Brazil worldwide with Jose Mourinho reportedly willing to shell out £350 million and make him the highest-paid footballer in the process.
Speculation that Neymar could leave PSG only a year after signing a record-setting 222 million euro ($264 million) deal with the French league giants has been rife.
"The focus is now on the Brazilian team", he told the press, according to FourFourTwo.