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Neymar quotes: Best Quotes on Neymar Jr


Neymar is unarguably among the best players in the world today. The former Santos stalwart has been at the top of his game for quite some time now. He attracts a lot of appreciation from the biggest names in world football. Here’s what they say about Neymar.

Here’s a few quotes about Neymar:

“I like Neymar a lot. He is a bit like me. He had some difficulties in getting used to his new environment at first, but I knew that he was going to succeed.

– Cristiano Ronaldo on Neymar

 “I think that with his quality and fitness, Neymar will become the best in the world.”

 Lionel Messi quote on Neymar

“Neymar is a great player who can make the difference”

– Sergio Ramos quote about Neymar

“He was a talent, still, talent alone is not enough – a lot of big players have talent – but really maximising that talent, working every day, mentally working on that talent every day, that is hard. It’s not easy and you see he’s maintained that and he’s stayed focused and now you see he is up there but he’s still not on that level of those two [Messi and Ronaldo].”

– Edgar Davids

“With Neymar nothing surprises me what he does. He has an unusual quality and is a real phenomenon”

– David Luiz said about his compatriot

“He’s the heir to the throne of Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi.”

– Rio Ferdinand

“It’s been clear ever since he signed for Brazilian team Santos at 17 that Neymar is an outstanding talent, a once-in-a-generation type of footballer who has fans on their feet whenever he gets the ball. I’ve always been struck by his humility. He’s respectful and wants to learn, which he proved when he arrived at Barcelona in 2013 to play alongside some of the game’s biggest stars.

– David Beckham

“Without doubt, Neymar is already my heir. He is performing in that role and he has been for many years. He is a great player and he will be the face of Brazil for plenty of seasons to come.“Neymar is a phenomenon. It’s nice to see a Brazilian continuing to make history and I think he can be the greatest in the world.”

 Ronaldinho said about his compatriot Neymar

“Neymar is a great player as we can all see. He is the guy that decides a lot of games, a guy that is fundamental on our national team. “We give the ball to him and he sorts it out!”

– Coutinho on Neymar

“One of the best young players. He will contribute a lot, he’s a player with outstanding talent and quality. He can unsettle opponents, score goals and give spectacular performances at a club which is ideal to continue growing.”

– Andres Iniesta on Neymar when he joined Barcelona

“Certainly, most people I speak to speak highly of the boy. When I had Anderson at United, he spoke volumes about the boy’s ability. So hopefully he’ll be the next one who’ll produce the type of talent we see in Messi and Ronaldo.”

Sir Alex Ferguson

“Neymar is the most supportive player I have seen since the day he arrived. He has known exactly how to play it, while knowing that Leo is the protagonist; and when Messi hasn’t been around, he has taken the reins of the team and played even better. In one-on-ones, there is no one like him – he’s the best in the world at that.”

– Gerard Pique on Neymar

“Neymar is a true phenomenon. His evolution has been startling. He’ll turn into the player he wants to be because he’s got all of the ingredients to do so. He’s an amazing player, and if he fits in well with the other great players in the team then everything will work out well for us.”

– Dani Alves on Neymar Jr

“Neymar is growing into a crescendo and he will be soon considered one of the best in the world. Technically, he has all the skills”

– Thiago Silva

“He hasn’t just shown his quality but he has showed it in the big games like against Real Madrid – and that is where the big players really prove themselves. I think any questions that were asked of Neymar have been very clearly answered. There were many people asking how he would adapt to European football – but I think we have seen very clearly how he has adapted. He is a great player, has a very good attitude, and will go on to be the best player in the world. Neymar’s happiness blows me away. The guy plays without any pressure.”

– Xavi quote on Neymar

“Some people like his style, others don’t. I can understand that his opponents don’t like it when he fools about too much on the pitch, but the way he plays certainly brings a lot of spectacle. The fans love players like Neymar.”

Zidane labels Neymar as a crowd pleaser

“Today, Neymar is number two [in the world], he’s behind Leo but he will keep learning from him, because he’s a great reference. But with every game, Neymar is doing different things, every time more difficult to pull off. Anytime soon he will be number one in the world. It is admirable the happiness he has, and his humility.”

 Luis Suarez quote about Neymar

“It’s about time for Neymar to take his place as the best in the world.”

Ronaldo El Phenomeno on Neymar quotes

“He is ready to deal with Messi and Cristiano. For me he should’ve been among the nominees for FIFA The Best award. Neymar is doing things in Barcelona that remind me of the early Messi’s years.”

Diego Maradona quotes about Neymar

“He has numbers [which show he is] a beast of a footballer, he’s one of the most unbalancing players in the world [for opposition defences] and his signing by this club was a great decision.”

– Luis Enrique on Neymar

“When I am asked about Messi and Cristiano I say that Neymar is the best for me. It is not just for his goals, but for the ease with which he plays and the confidence he has. Neymar is going to have a Ballon d’Or in one or two years because he is going to deserve it.”

– Roberto Carlos on Neymar quotes

“Neymar has reached a point of maturity. What he’s doing now puts him on a level with the two footballers we consider above the rest.”

– Tata Martino

“I think because of his age, though he still has others to topple, Neymar will become top goalscorer in Brazil’s history, surpassing Pele. It wouldn’t hurt if Neymar leapfrogged me in the list. I left my mark on history and now it’s his turn.”

– Romario on Neymar quotes

“Neymar is one of the best strikers in the world, playing in football’s best club team. He scores goals, he makes assists, he gets past players, he produces magic when he gets the ball. I could continue to compliment him because Neymar has lived up to the hype. Other Brazilians who’ve gone to Europe haven’t always settled so quickly. Neymar has. He’s going to get better and I suspect he’ll be the best in the world in a few years.”

– Diego Forlan on Neymar quotes

“Neymar has a lot of potential. After the era of Messi and Cristiano, surely he will be No. 1. Neymar is a player I really like. He is extraordinary. He has a certain style of play that is his own. Every player has his own style and I like his style. He has been criticised and people have been commenting on his personal life. But he is just enjoying himself, dancing and singing. People will always continue to criticise him and he always responds when necessary”

– Diego Simeone on Neymar

“Neymar has a lot of potential. After the era of Messi and Cristiano, surely he will be No. 1.”

– Samuel Eto’o

“Neymar has his qualities. He is still a young player but he is going to explode one day. He is very quick, he is a goalscorer, he’s got all the qualities you want in an attacking player.”

– Ronald Koeman on Neymar quotes

“Neymar reminds me of Cruyff. I could never see him play live, but Cruyff had an incredible change of pace, like him. He starts fast, slows suddenly and restarts with a lot of speed.”

– Fabregas

“I like Neymar a lot. Many of his individual actions result in a goal and often it’s a move that only seems to be happening with him on the pitch.”

– Jorge Valdano in 2013

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