5 Footballers Neymar consider more skillful than him
- Neymar Jr is one of the most skilful players the football world has ever seen.
- He is compared to the likes of Ronaldinho Gaucho, Pele and Diego Maradona.
- There are only five players in the world who Neymar Jr consider to be more skilled and technical than him.
- The five players are Lionel Messi, Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Marco Verratti and Thiago Alcantara.
Neymar Jr is one of the most skilful players the world has ever seen. He is a renowned playmaker as well as a prolific goal scorer. The Brazilian international mainly plays as a winger for Paris Saint Germain. However, he can also play as an attacking midfielder, second striker or a central striker.
Football fans rank Neymar Jr as the most skilled player in modern football. He has proved how skilled he is while playing for Santos, FC Barcelona, Paris Saint Germain and the Brazilian national team. Neymar Jr’s dancing feet remain a joy to watch when he is on the form.
However, Neymar Jr does not rate himself as the most skilled player in the world. There are five players who Neymar Jr consider more technical and skilled than him.
1. Lionel Messi
It is not surprising to see Neymar Jr pick, Lionel Messi, as a player more skilled than him. Neymar Jr told ESPN Brasil that Lionel Messi tops his list of players more skilled than him.
According to Neymar Jr, Lionel Messi is clearly the best player in the world. Neymar Jr described the Argentine as the greatest player of all time.
Lionel Messi has humiliated several players on the pitch with his skills. He is a nightmare to many defenders who are playing against him. His skills and dribbling are a joy to watch especially when he is fully fit.
Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr have been teammates at FC Barcelona and currently Paris Saint Germain. A combination of Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr is a joy to watch.
2. Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard was one of the best players in the world during his time at Chelsea. However, things have not been going well for the Belgian international since he moved to Real Madrid.
He has missed more games than he has played for the Spanish giants. He has not contributed a lot to Real Madrid’s success as expected. Eden Hazard’s main problem at Real Madrid has been injuries. He is no longer ranked amongst the best players in the world.
However, Neymar Jr still considers Eden Hazard as a star footballer despite his poor form since 2020. Neymar Jr ranks Eden Hazard as one of the players who are more technical and skilled than him.
3. Kevin De Bruyne
Kevin De Bruyne is with no doubt one of the best midfielders in the world. The Manchester City star is known for his vision, passing accuracy and long-range shots.
Kevin De Bruyne is one of the footballers who excite football fans during matches. Kevin De Bruyne rarely does skill moves on the pitch. However, Neymar Jr rates him among players who are more skilled and technical than him.
4. Thiago Alcantara
Well, Thiago Alcantara is one of the most underrated midfielders in the world. The Spanish international is currently playing for Liverpool in the English Premier League.
Thiago is a gifted playmaker who has excellent ball control and dribbling skills. He is also a creative player as shown by the passes he gives on the pitch.
The central midfielder often showcases his skills as he dribbles past opposition players in the midfield. Well, it is not a surprise to see Neymar Jr pick the former Bayern Munich star as a player more skilled than him.
5. Marco Verratti
Marco Verratti is one of the best dribblers in the world. The Italian mainly operates as a central midfielder. Marco Verratti possesses great passing technique as shown by his accurate distribution of the ball.
Verratti has close ball control and quick reactions. He is also good at skills. The central midfielder is currently playing for Paris Saint Germain in Ligue One. He is the last player on Neymar Jr’s list of players who are more skilled than him.