Neymar ready to overtake Messi and Ronaldo as world’s finest – Beckham

Neymar’s scintillating display in Barcelona’s epic Champions League comeback against Paris Saint-Germain might prove to be the moment he stepped as much as turn into the world’s greatest player, says David Beckham.
The Brazil superstar turned inside a masterclass as LaLiga giants Barca overturned a 4-0 first-leg deficit inside the last-16 tie, scoring twice within the closing stages from the dramatic 6-1 victory inside the return tie.
Neymar was unable to inspire a similar turnaround as Barca crashed out at the quarter-final stage 3-0 on aggregate to Juventus this week.
Even so, Beckham – writing the accompaniment to Neymar’s profile immediately after he was named in Time Magazine’s list in the world’s one hundred most influential persons – believes Neymar is able to challenge team-mate Lionel Messi and Genuine Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo because the world’s greatest.
“It’s been clear ever since he signed for Brazilian team Santos at 17 that Neymar is definitely an outstanding talent, a once-in-a-generation sort of footballer who has fans on their feet whenever he gets the ball,” former Manchester United and Genuine Madrid midfielder Beckham wrote.
“I’ve always been struck by his humility. He’s respectful and desires to discover, which he proved when he arrived at Barcelona in 2013 to play alongside a few of the game’s most significant stars.
“I suspect the current Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain, when Neymar helped his group to an unforgettable 6-1 win, will probably be remembered as the moment he stepped up to take on the mantle of very best player in the globe.
“Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have a new rival to that claim – and Neymar is ready to make his move.”

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