Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho has surely stoked the fire amongst
football pundits and lovers as he claimed countryman Neymar is on the
same level with World footballer of the year Cristiano Ronaldo and
Barcelona star Lionel Messi. Ronaldinho, one of Barca’s greatest players
of all time also claimed it’ll be a matter of time before Neymar is
crowned the world’s best footballer.
Neymar was instrumental in Barcelona’s epic European
comeback against Paris Saint German, scoring two important goals and
assisting the winner which helped his side claw back a 4-0 first game
deficit against the French giants in the champions league.
“Neymar is a close friend and he is Brazil’s greatest idol today,”
Ronaldinho told Gulf News. “He’s already at the same level as Ronaldo
and Messi and we truly hope that one day he can get the Ballon d’Or and
continue his success, but he’s already amongst the top and it’s just a
matter of time.”
When Ronaldinho was asked to compare the Barcelona of his time and the
current Barcelona squad, he said ;
“I never like comparisons, we were a great team with great players and
individuals, and today’s side also has a great team with great players
and individuals,” the 36-year-old added.
“I was successful, my team was successful and we won a lot of trophies
and today’s Barca side are the same, they are also very successful, so I
want to wish the best to them. I don’t like comparisons, I just know we