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Neymar Told He Is Not Considered A Brazil 'Legend' And Is Only A 'Good' Player

Neymar Told He Is Not Considered A Brazil 'Legend' And Is Only A 'Good' Player

Neymar is three goals away from becoming Brazil's all-time top goalscorer.

Neymar has been told he cannot be called a Brazil legend after failing to live up to the pressure put on him.

The Paris Saint-Germain superstar burst onto the scene in 2009 and is regarded as one of the finest players of his generation.

Some believe he hasn't fulfilled his potential however and despite his success at club level, he has only won one trophy with Brazil - the Confederations Cup in 2013.

Darren Lewis believes Neymar has had fewer moments of genius than the Selecao icons that came before him and explained why.

He told talkSPORT: "He's not a legend for me. He's scored some good goals, he has been a good player. Listen, I've seen Brazilian footballers since 1982. I've seen Socrates, Eder, Falcao, Romario, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho.


"I can't recall many... or as many moments of genius from Neymar as I can from Romario, Bebeto, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Rivaldo.

"So many others, even Juninho. I think Neymar has always had a huge amount of pressure on him, and I'm not necessarily sure he's lived up to that pressure."

Neymar has scored 74 goals for the national team and is three behind record holder Pele in the all-time standings.

Last summer, he helped Brazil to the Copa America final but they were beaten 1-0 by Argentina in the final.

At full-time, Neymar broke down in tears and had to be consoled by Lionel Messi.

He will be hoping to lead his country to glory at this year's World Cup in Qatar, with Tite's side one of the favourites.


Where Neymar will be playing his football next summer remains to be seen.

He is no longer the man main at PSG and Kylian Mbappe's recent contract extension only adds to that.

In fact, ESPN report the winger is ready to leave after finding out PSG are happy for him to do so.

A move to the Premier League has been mooted, with Chelsea said to be interested.

Newcastle United's growing Brazilian contingent would not be against him making a move to St. James' Park either.


Magpies midfielder Joelinton joked on the Cast FC podcast: "We can get him a spot. If he comes it will be… I can’t explain it. 

"The man is an idol, huge in world football, so the invitation is done. 

"Ney, if you are listening to this, you can come!"

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Brazil, Neymar