Many were surprised by his decision to leave Barcelona, some even questioned his judgment, but Brazil legend Pele has no doubt that Neymar was absolutely right to choose Paris Saint-Germain, after spending four years at the Blaugrana.
At the moment the best player in Brazil is Neymar and I think the move for him was very good because there was huge competition with Messi at Barcelona
‘O Rei’, ‘The King’, told Marca, feeling that Messi’s dominant presence at Camp Nou was reason enough to make Neymar look elsewhere, having matured next to him these last years.
I think it’s a good opportunity for him and he needed to move because now he can really play and show what he’s capable of. But it’s also very dangerous when you get given that responsibility
Pele said, ‘warning’ Neymar that now he will be more accountable for the successes but also the failures of a whole team, being PSG’s leading star.
The Brazil legend was asked about the Ballon d’Or as well, giving a half surprising answer, as he considers not only Neymar, but another Brazilian as well, capable of winning the trophy.
Neymar, of course he can win it. He has a football at his feet, which is all he needs. Coutinho is a player I think we should all look at too because he is excellent for his team. No doubts at the moment, though, that Neymar is the one