Neymar needs one thing to be as good as Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo claims Zico

Neymar has an incredible style of play, but needs to become more professional if he is to ever become as good as either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. That’s the opinion of Brazil legend Zico. Neymar has been linked with a move away from Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

Neymar has enjoyed a brilliant season for PSG.

The Brazilian forward has found the net 18 times in 22 games across all competitions for the Ligue 1 leaders.

He has also chipped in with ten assists, and played a starring role in PSG’s comeback win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League across two legs.

His form has seen him once again linked with a big-money move to Barcelona this summer, with the Catalan giants desperately trying to bring him back to the Nou Camp.

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However, Brazil icon Zico believes the 28-year-old still has much to learn in order to become level with the likes of Ronaldo and Messi.

He explained that he feels Neymar can still lead PSG to Champions League success, but needs to become more professional.

The forward has been criticised by some for his actions off the field, and angered PSG boss Thomas Tuchel by throwing a birthday party in between games.

But regardless, Zico was still full of praise for the way Neymar plays.


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“I really like Ney, his way of playing is incredible,” he explained.

“But he has to be more professional like Ronaldo and Messi, who live for football.

“Ney has too many thoughts that distract him.

“I spoke to him recently and asked him to be more professional.


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“He is 28 years old now and there is a good team at PSG.

“They can win the Champions League.

“It will depend on his quality throughout the tournament, not just for one match.

“Now Ney has more experience and maturity.”

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