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Neymar Names His Perfect Player: Combining Zlatan, N’Golo Kante And Sergio Ramos

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Neymar Names His Perfect Player: Combining Zlatan, N’Golo Kante And Sergio Ramos

Neymar has revealed his 'perfect player' would be a combination of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, N'Golo Kante and his old rival from his Barcelona days: Sergio Ramos.

The Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain superstar was asked to put together an ideal dream player, taking specific elements from the world's elite footballers. But first he had an important question.

"Oh man... the perfect player?! Should I consider myself or not?" asked Neymar. "I can consider myself, good."

That point settled, the 29-year-old broke down the attributes of his perfect player into nine specific categories, involving nine very different players.

"I think the physicality of Cristiano Ronaldo," he began. "Ibrahimovic's elasticity, the heading game of Sergio Ramos, Mbappe's speed.

"Left leg of Messi, my right foot, Lewandowski's positioning, the tackling of Kante and the creation in the middle field of Verratti."

Wow. The PSG striker, who was talking ahead of Red Bull Neymar Jr's Five returning for its fifth edition, has morphed his various teammates and opponents into one amazing Power Ranger of a player who we would actually love to watch.

Lionel Messi's left foot is always a great default answer, as is Kylian Mbappe's pace, while Robert Lewandowski certainly boasts amazing positional instincts inside the box.

However it's interesting to hear Neymar admire Kante's ball-winning skills, the playmaking of Marco Vertatti and to hear him heap some praise upon the aerial power of Real Madrid icon Ramos.

Neymar didn't just pick out the best players now. He was also asked about the next great Brazilian player who will shine in Europe and opted first up for a 20-year-old Palmeiras midfielder.

"Gabriel Menino," Neymar replied.

"There's also Caio Jorge from Santos FC, he's very talented. I've watched two matches of Libertadores where he was playing, he might shine in Europe.

"I also like Gerson from Flamengo very much. His time in Brazil has already passed, he needs to come to Europe! Gabigol [Gabriel Barbosa] can do a great job in Europe also.

"[There are] so many other players, but these four names are the main Brazilian players nowadays and they should play in Europe."

All imagery: PA Images


Topics: Sergio Ramos, Robert Lewandowski, marco verratti, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Neymar, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, N'Golo Kante, Paris Saint Germain, Cristiano Ronaldo

Alex Reid
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