England-Brazil: Neymar excited to be facing England
Brazilian superstar Neymar has revealed his love for English football and says he is excited to be playing against them for the first time.
All eyes will be on Neymar, who turned 21 on Tuesday, at Wembley on Wednesday evening as England get their first look up close of the most exciting talent in world football.
“From a young age I have always kept up with the English fixtures, and players such as [David] Beckham, [Frank] Lampard, [Steven] Gerrard... the other one is [Wayne] Rooney,” the Santos forward told theFA.com.
“These are some of the great English players and I feel very privileged to be able to play against them for the first time.”
Neymar, who currently earns over £1million a year playing for Santos, has been linked with a move to a number of top European clubs over the past year but looks set to stay in Brazil until after next year’s World Cup.