Neymar is not the best player – Pele

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Saturday, December 26th, 2015 | 0

Neymar is a big name for Brazil football fans. He is their captain and some say he is one of the best strikers from Brazil. Also, he has been able to put his name in the Ballon D’Or nomination this year. Some has started saying how he is now better than Ronaldo and some even saying he is getting close to Messi.

However, Brazil legend Pele is probably one of those few who doesn’t agree with that. While players like Ronaldinho and other Brazilian legends are already seeing him as the king of the football world but the football god himself thinks that Neymar is yet to go a long way.

this season Neymar has been brilliant and to prove his effort, he is in the three short listed people of the Ballon D’Or. some see him having a good chance of winning it which could potentially mean that he is the best player of the world at the moment.


However, Pele took his sweet time explaining why he isnt the best. Pele said that Neymar has the talent and the capability but talent alone is not enough on these days. He slacks off in defense and doesn’t create that many chances for his team mates. He rarely breaks through the enemy defense by himself and even if he is making some good passes, he is still not good enough at it. These are the reasons Neymar isnt the best and will need time to go there. Although he did admit that Messi is undoubtedly the best player out there.

He said that he(Messi) is the best in the world now. He is a team player and he can score at any time. be that alone and bypassing 4 defenders or by a gentle touch. Although he doesnt have much goals with his right foot and heading but he is still way better than other players in the category. However, Neymar simply sucks at those and he will need a lo of time and training to reach that level of perfection.

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