Brazilian superstar admits he hasn’t thought about a move to England as he shines at Neymar Jr’s Five event
BARCELONA star Neymar claims that Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus is the most skillful player he’s ever linked up with on the pitch.
But the Brazilian ace insists he’s not thinking about a Premier League switch anytime soon despite long being linked with Manchester United in the past.
Neymar, talking at Red Bull’s Neymar Jr’s Five event, also has a surprise name in mind when it comes to his favourite player to watch – Santos playmaker and Crystal Palace-linked Lucas Lima.
Neymar said: “The most skilful player? Lionel Messi. But after that it’s Gabriel Jesus – he’s incredibly skilful. I’d also have to pick Robinho, who is my idol, and Ganso at Sevilla.
“And I can’t forget Ronaldinho. If there was one Brazilian I’d bring back from retirement to play for Barcelona, it would be him.
“My favourite player to watch? It’s got to be Messi. But he’s not the only one. There’s also Luis Suarez of course, and Lucas Lima.
“He’s a very skilful playmaker at my old club Santos and also a great friend of mine.”
Reflecting on the thought of a Premier League switch, where so many of his international teammates play, Neymar added: “Have I thought about it? No, not yet.
“To be honest I’ve never thought about living in England. I do watch the Premier League a little bit, but then again I don’t like to watch too much football.
“I like to follow Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus just to see how they’re doing but I’ve never touched the subject of moving to the Premier League with them.
“I’ve played in some ground in England, I believe almost all of those from the big teams – it’s hard to pick one that I liked the most.
“Of course I’ve asked how they’re doing, if there were good and happy, and they’ve answered me. But I’ve never asked about going there.
“They never told me to come there but they do tell me they like living there. All the players who are there like to be in England.
How did Gabriel Jesus and Coutinho get on in fantasy football last season?
- Jesus made an instant impact after his arrival in January, scoring seven goals and notching four assists from just eight starts for Man City
- Had a WhoScored rating of 7.49 – just outside the top ten Premier League players
- Coutinho scored 13 goals and had seven assists for Liverpool, registering a WhoScored rating of 7.56
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“Of course Messi could handle a cold Tuesday night in Stoke. He’d be drinking tea and relaxing beforehand. Me? I’d probably be the same.”
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