The former AC Milan defender admitted in an interview with Fox Sports Brazil to have a soft spot for Paris Saint-Germain striker, that he even places a notch in front of the sixfold Ballon d’Or, Lionel Messi.
“Today, as far as technical skills are concerned, there is no player superior to Neymar, not even Messi, of whom I am a big fan. What the world wants is to watch Neymar play football, so he has to dedicate himself fully to football. When he is doing well, the Brazilian national team is doing well.
“He is a player who is called upon to do great things in Brazilian football. The time for maturity has passed, he is now the leader of Paris Saint-Germain and the most expensive player in the world.”