Why International boss voted for Neymar ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi?
Brazil head coach believes former Santos is currently best player in the World, and quoted Neymar is flying this season. Brazilian World Cup winner believes Cristiano Ronaldo is not performing at the same level compared to last season, while Lionel Messi missed the major chunk of this campaign, which make Neymar the prime choice for FIFA player of the year.
“I voted for Neymar. It’s Neymar’s moment although they are all equally matched. [Ronaldo] was fantastic [last year]. It’s not that Ronaldo is not playing well, it’s that he’s not on the same form as last year. Messi was doing well, got injured, and Neymar is flying, he has taken up the role of team leader. I think it’s his time. “
Neymar was decisive to Barcelona’s treble winning campaign, and emerged as the main man in the absence of injured Lionel Messi. There were doubts whether Spanish Champions could cope with the unavailability of Argentina Captain, nevertheless former Santos man proved his credentials to be worthy heir of four times Ballon d’Or winner.
Neymar benefited from the absence of Lionel Messi, which helped him to form one of best attacking partnership with former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez. Both players combined to hand Real Madrid 4-0 trashing in the first el-clasico of the season.
Manchester United are hoping to signing either Cristiano Ronaldo or Neymar next summer, with Louis Van Gaal is in desperately need of World class attacker. As per English newspaper Sun, Red Devils are ready to offer £240 million for Brazilian International, while they are also considering to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.