Updated: Apr 16, 2020
Brazil legend Cafu is convinced PSG' Neymar is more technically gifted than Barcelona forward Lionel Messi.
The former AC Milan right-back has no doubt his compatroit Neymar, who currently plies his trade at the Parc des Princes, is the most technically gifted footballer on the planet. The 28-year-old moved to the Ligue 1 side from the Nou Camp back in 2017 but hasn't been able to win the Champions League at PSG, although he has not been able to feature in key knockout matches due to injury. However, World Cup winner Cafu says there isn't any football on planet earth that is as talented as the Brazil superstar.
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“Technically, Neymar is the best player in the world,” the 49-year-old, who won the World Cup with Brazil in 1994 and 2002, told Fox Sports. “Today, technically, nobody can beat Neymar. Not even [Lionel] Messi, although I am a fan of him. But he does not surpass him in terms of technical quality.” “Today I do not see any leader within the Brazilian team. Today I do not see anyone who says this to Neymar: ‘Oh, don’t do this’ or ‘Do this’. There is not! “They gave him that responsibility, and it is not his profile. It is not that he doesn't want to, but because it's not his profile.
“Have you ever seen him catching Thiago Silva and Tite in a discussion and solving the situation? No, because it is not his profile.” The former Milan defender added: “I speak again here, he is our greatest hope for winning a World Cup. With Neymar on the pitch, whether he wants it or not, eight opponents will stay connected to him. “He is a reference, he makes room for others, he scores extraordinary goals, but, really, someone is missing who covers, someone is lacking the strength to fit in around him.”
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