The Brazilian recently left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in a world record fee of €222 million and has been backed to win the Ballon d’Or by his national team coach Adenor Leonardo Bacchi commonly known as Tite.
The former Barcelona forward has been named in Brazil’s squad to face Ecuador and Colombia, with Neymar’s new Paris Saint-Germain team-mates Dani Alves, Thiago Silva and Marquinhos also included and can become as good as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and battle with the pair for the Ballon d’Or according to the national team coach.
“Cristiano and Messi are from a different generation – and Neymar will get there. That will depend on his performances, not on whether he plays with Messi,” he said.
“The essence is that he likes to play football. The important thing is that he is well and adapted in his new club. Values and money do not change anything. He went to another club, as he said, to seek new perspectives.”
“PSG’s typical formation is similar to what Neymar is used to at Barcelona and this will help the 25-year-old to settle in at his new club”, added the national team coach.