Brazilian superstar, Neymar Jr, has expressed strong admiration for both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, saying the two powerful footies are “my idols.”
The PSG forward, 28, is considered the leading light of football’s next generation and there are debate he would also take the Ballon d’Or diadem from the Argentine and the Portuguese who are diving towards their twilight days.
Meanwhile, Neymar played with Messi at Barcelona before sealing a world-record move to Paris Saint Germain in 2018 in search of new challenges and verdant field of promise. While also in Spain, the Selecao star shared the pitch with Ronaldo, albeit on the other side when the Portuguese was playing for Real Madrid, with Neymar adding some sauces to Messi-Ronaldo rivalry.
The Brazilain forward, who celebrated his 28th birthday with an expensive all-white bash in Paris, has now heaped praises on both players for their contribution to football.
The party was also attended by top stars including Edison Cavani, Veratti and Angel di Maria.
“Both Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are my idols,” the Brazilain frantically expressed his admiration. “If I could take some of each of their games and make them mine, I would be very happy.”
Neymar rose to football apex at Camp Nou while playing the second fiddle role to Messi before departing for French capital for a mind-boggling $263 million and reputed weekly salary of $653,000.