The former full-back believes too much pressure is placed on the attacker when playing for the Selecao and feels his compatriot is the world’s best player when representing Barca
Brazil legend Roberto Carlos has stressed that he prefers Neymar over Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi and Ronaldo are widely regarded as the two best players around in the game and have won seven Ballon d’Ors between them over the past seven years.
Nevertheless, Carlos, who has taken charge of Indian Super League side Delhi Dynamos, feels his compatriot should not be underestimated and is on his way to surpass the duo.
“People are always talking about whether Messi or Ronaldo is the best, but for me it’s Neymar,” Roberto Carlos was quoted as saying by AS.
“Barcelona’s Neymar does a lot more than Brazil’s Neymar, because the team is better established. Brazil are building a team for next year’s Copa America.”
Neymar has netted once in three appearances in all competitions for Barcelona so far in 2015-16 and the 42-year-old is certain he produces his optimum performances at club level.
“The Neymar we see at Barcelona is his best version. It is too much responsibility for him to be Brazil’s leader already,” he added.
“He has Messi and Luis Suarez alongside him at Barcelona, which makes him feel more comfortable.”