- Former Spanish international, Gazika Mendieta, has tipped Neymar to achieve more than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the beautiful game
- The Brazilian has formed a formidable partnership with Luis Suarez and Messi.
- Despite only being 23, Neymar has almost won every individual and team honour that has been available to him
Gaizka Mendieta, remember him? The former Valencia midfielder, who was clearly the look the makers of Shrek 2 were going for when designing Prince Charming…
…believes that current Brazilian *enter made-up superlative that combines sensation, superstar and hotshot*, Neymar, can go on to make history just like Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi and pantomime Real Madrid villain, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Speaking to Goal, the former Spain international said: “Ronaldo and Messi already made history and Neymar will do that, too,”
Our initial reaction when contemplating that someone could possible reach the levels of CR7 and Messi is usually something along the lines of this:
However, when you consider some of the ‘Holy cow! Did he just do that?!’ moments that the former Santos star has produced, you have to wonder whether Mendieta, who is the most cultured thing to enter Middlesborough, has a point…
SOMEONE HAS BEEN HANGING OUT WITH DELE ALLI…
Let me get this straight; he is fast, skilful AND can take set-pieces whilst all I was blessed with is the inability to make a 10-yard pass?
One category Neymar is already leading the way is in the #swag stakes, with the Brazilian dressing like a footballer, who is tipped to make history, should do! Lionel Messi, on the other hand, opts for the style that my Geography teacher at middle school went for!
THE 23-YEAR-OLD IS SO WISE, TOO
FROM IRELAND TO BRAZIL
Furthermore, not many people realise this but the Brazilian came from a very humble Irish background – even representing the mighty Limerick FC. The ideal beginnings for a history-making footballer.