Neymar Names Superstar Who Can Make A Difference In The World Cup
Neymar has talked up Belgium's chances of winning the 2018 World Cup, while tipping a Premier League star to make a difference in Russia.
The Paris Saint-Germain ace is in scintillating form ahead of the World Cup. He's scoring and creating goals in spectacular fashion for fun.
The 25-year-old will spearhead Brazil's charge for a sixth World Cup, next summer. Though who does he think are the favourites.
"I think the best-known teams are the favourites, as always," he said via FourFourTwo.
Among them are Brazil, Germany, France, Spain and Argentina - these teams will be the highlights in any championship.
Neymar in action for Brazil against England. Image: PA
With a side boasting the likes of Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne, Neymar feels Roberto Martinez's outfit could be the surprise package.
"And for the surprise, I think Belgium has an excellent team and can be a surprise in this World Cup.
Belgium's frightening attack. Image: PA
He also thinks Liverpool's Mohamed Salah can make a difference in the World Cup for Egypt.
"Salah is a great player who can make a difference in the World Cup."
Mohamed Salah producing heroics for Liverpool. Images: PA
Following their unsuccessful campaign in the 2014 World Cup on home soil, Neymar believes there's a difference between the two national teams, while gaining experience himself.
"The difference is hard to explain, but I think I'm more experienced, more wise, more 'cascudo', as we say in Brazil.
"This is because I had many experiences, I participated in a World Cup where we lost and I think I'll be more prepared for the next one, because I know what is like to be in a World Cup, I can be better prepared.
"So the Neymar in 2018 is better than the Neymar in 2014," he added.
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