Former Barcelona player Edmílson praises Brazil’s Number 10 NeymarNeymar praised by Edmílson
Former Barcelona midfielder Edmílson has praised countryman Neymar’s style of play.
The 37-year-old was speaking to Terra and Goal.com reported his quotes on the Barcelona and Brazil’s number 10.
The 2002 World Cup-winner believes Neymar is the rightful heir to the Seleção legendary no.10 shirt.
Edmílson said: "Today, the number 10 has a totally different style from the old players like Zico or [Michel] Platini,” he told Terra.
“Now they are much faster, as well as creative. I think that number 10 of Brazil already has an owner and that’s Neymar.”
Neymar will be tasked with helping Brazil try to win this summer’s World Cup and Edmílson has been giving his thoughts on his nation’s ‘favourites’ tag.
Edmílson believes Luiz Felipe Scolari will have to make sure the pressure doesn’t get to Brazil.
He concluded: “In 2002, we were not the favorites, so our preparation only was only in the company of the players and journalists. Now, the team is won the Confederations Cup, Felipao will have to shield the group a little more.”