Júlio César, the former Brazil goal keeper, in a press meet to ESPN FC, stated Neymar as the best player in the world now. In addition to that he added that he admits that Argentina’s Lionel Messi is best, but Cesar reckons that Neymar is followed by the whole world now. Even the people who do not follow football are interested in Neymar.
“They admire him, not only for what he does on the pitch but for how he carries himself off it” stated Júlio César to ESPN FC.
César and Neymar:
César who currently represents Benfica, played alongside Neymar for Brazil before calling time on his International Career after the 2014 world cup. César feels that his ex-team mate is ready to take on the mantle following his world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain. Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo have long fought it out as game’s top player. Neymar came third in this year’s FIFA men’s best player award behind runner-up Messi and winner Cristiano Ronaldo.
Júlio César never won the World Cup himself but has high hopes for Brazil in 2018.
With the Manchester city’s new keeper Elderson, Brazil will have a number of familiar premier league this week. Talking to ESPN FC, César added: ” Ederson is a goal keeper who is improving all the time. He’s ready to play in the world cup. He’s got all the ingredients to be the best goal keeper in the world. He’s already a complete keeper, who is really strong, coming off his line. People enjoy watching him.”
“I think Brazil have a very good chance of winning the World Cup” added Cesar.