Neymar elogia ‘sensacional’ Iniesta
Neymar hails ‘sensational’ Iniesta
Brazil striker Neymar hails Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta’s ‘sensational’ Euro 2012 performances
Brazil star Neymar has praised Andres Iniesta’s ‘sensational’ performances for Spain at Euro 2012.
The Barca and Spain midfielder was in masterful form for the European champions as they successfully defended their Euro 2008 crown. And Neymar believes Iniesta is one of the best players in the world, alongside Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Santos star was speaking to FIFA.com, and revealed he particularly enjoyed watching Ronaldo and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil – both Real Madrid players – and Barca ace Iniesta.
The Brazil forward is set to lead the line for his country at the London Olympics, and the 20-year-old is confident his side can bring home Brazil’s first ever Olympic football gold medal.
But the Santos striker admits Spain were a joy to watch at Euro 2012, and even joked that they might become tired of winning every trophy in sight.
“The Spanish are going to finish with the game at this rate,” said Neymar. “They really are the best side. The technical standard [of Euro 2012] was very high, just as high as the World Cup. And all that was missing were teams like Brazil and Argentina.”
Neymar was in action earlier this week as Santos took on Gremio, but the young starlet got in trouble for a blatant dive mid-way through the second half. Gremio defender Werley lunges in, and doesn’t make contact with Neymar, but the Santos star makes sure he still gets a few rolls in, while the exasperated defender picks up a booking!
Tom Daley better watch out this summer, on this form Neymar looks like he could be giving the British hopeful a run for his money in the London pool!