Iniesta declares his love for Neymar « he’s a machine for playing football »
Andres Iniesta, legend of Spanish football and FC Barcelona, gave an interview to OneFootball, in which he says all the good he thinks of Neymar, his former teammate in Catalonia. For Iniesta, the 30-year-old Paris Saint-Germain striker is one of the best players he has seen, but also played with. He associates the name of the Brazilian with the term spectacle, and in the field, for him, Neymar represents excellence.
Iniesta « I can only say positive things about Neymar »
“I can only say positive things about Neymar. For me, he’s one of the best players I’ve seen and played with. It is a machine to play football, to dribble, to make passes. When we talk about football, we are talking about spectacle and fun and people having fun. This is exactly what Neymar represents on the pitch.
Iniesta « I’m sure they will fight for the final victory »
I don’t think anyone on the football planet forgets Brazil when it comes to talking about the favorites for a World Cup. And in addition, they have a high quality team, I’m sure they will fight for the final victory. »
Neymar will appreciate the tribute, it counterbalances with the criticisms he has suffered (sometimes rightly) for more than two years. Iniesta is a formidable player, so the praise is logically interesting for the Brazilian who is enjoying an incredible start to the season. Neymar will never be the player formatted to be regular. He is a show footballer and as such, he is disappointing because he has not devoted his life to football like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Kylian Mbappé.
He plays on instinct, when it’s good, it’s exceptional, but he can also have more complicated phases. But it must be recognized that at his best level (without injuries), he has little equal with the ball, he is an artist and from time to time, that is not enough. But a single class action awakens the dreamers that we are. Neymar will never have the consistency needed to achieve the greatest career in history. But intrinsically, his qualities will never be forgotten. Brazil will be one of the favorite teams at the World Cup and Neymar represents the focal point of the Seleçao’s formidable striking power.