One of the brightest young players in the world of football, the 22 year old Brazilian striker Neymar admitted that he may never be as good as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Barcelona forward player Neymar is in fine form but he thinks that he will never reach the same heights as Barcelona and Real Madrid striker. Neymar is seen as one of the brightest young talents in the football at the moment. He has scored 14 goals for Barcelona in total 18 La Liga and UEFA Champions League appearances respectively.
Neymar might never be as good as Messi and Ronaldo
However, the Brazilian star has doubts that he might not be reached the same level as his Barcelona team-mate and the Real Madrid striker.
For the last few years, the Barca and Los Blancos icons have been at the top of world football. Total six FIFA Ballon d’Or awards have shared between them and one of them is expected to lift the individual prestigious again in 2015 January.
He said “I don’t know if I’ll ever reach the level of Cristiano or Messi. They are better than any other player on the planet today. I don’t know if I’ll reach their level but I aim to improve every day. I always want to better myself. Everything takes time. I am growing each day. Coming to Europe has been a great experience. I was happy in Santos, but I wanted a fresh challenge and I hope to keep being happy.”
Recently, the Neymar was appointed the captain of Brazil team by their new coach Dunga, replacing Thiago Silva as the team’s captain.
After being appointed as captain he added “I don’t know why Dunga chose me. It’s a difficult question to answer. I don’t like talking about my defects or positive qualities. If he chose me than I can only be grateful and he will have his reasons. I am happy with the responsibility and want to do well in the role.”