Brazil legend, Zico believes that fellow countryman, Neymar is incredible but that he lacks the professionalism shown by the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Neymar became the worlds most expensive player when he moved to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona in 2017 and while he has been incredible for them, he has been in the headlines for his off-field antics more often than not.
Zico who himself is considered to be one of the greatest of his generation believes that Neymar needs to be more professional if can match the likes of Messi and Ronaldo when it comes to individual laurels.
🗣 Zico: “I really like Neymar, his way of playing is incredible. But he has to be more professional like Ronaldo and Messi, who live for football.”
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“I really like Ney, his way of playing is incredible. But he has to be more professional like Ronaldo and Messi, who live for football. Ney has too many thoughts that distract him. I spoke to him recently and asked him to be more professional,” he said to Gazzetta Dello Sport.
“He is 28 years old now and there is a good team at PSG. They can win the Champions League. It will depend on his quality throughout the tournament, not just for one match. Now Ney has more experience and maturity.”
Despite putting on incredible performances for PSG, the 28-year-old has been heavily linked with a return back to the Nou Camp after admitting last season that he was not happy in the French capital.