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Ronaldinho: Neymar is one of the best players in the world

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Brazil legend Ronaldinho believes that his national teammate Neymar is among the best players in the world and believes that he would work great together with Lionel Messi if he were to join Barcelona.

Ronaldinho, 32, is back in the Brazil national team for the friendly against England at Wembley on Wednesday after a superb season last year for Atlético Mineiro, finishing second in the league and winning player of the year.

But it was his young teammate who the former Barcelona star wanted to talk about on Tuesday.

He said: “Neymar today is among the best players in the world. It is a joy to return to play alongside him.

“No doubt he will prove to be the best in the world. The difference is that at his age I was coming to Europe. He is still in Brazil. He'll have time to do everything I did in football. He’s an excellent player, an idol of Brazil, the best of today.

“He has everything to tread this path, as other players have. In football, things happen very fast. Today is an excellent time for Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo also.

“But Neymar is young and we all cheer him and we have great confidence that he will be the best in the world.”

And Ronaldinho also revealed his pleasure in seeing Messi winning his fourth World Player of the Year award, adding that the Argentine and Neymar would make quite a team.

“I was happy for Messi, who is a great friend, and is deserving of everything that is happening to him.

“I imagine that the two (Messi and Neymar) can play together because they are among the best in the world. It would be very beautiful to see them together.”

Source: Globo Esporte


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