WHO WOULD NEYMAR JR PICK FOR HIS 5-A-SIDE TEAM?
Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez would make the Brazil captain’s #NeymarJrsFive team, but who else makes the cut?
Career highlights: Five-time Ballon D’Or winner; four-time Champions League winner; has led Barcelona to seven league titles; Olympic gold medallist in 2008.
/“Messi helped me a lot at Barcelona, both on and off the field. We have a great relationship and I want to continue playing and getting better alongside him. He’s the best player in the world.”
Career highlights: World Cup semi-finalist with Uruguay in South Africa in 2010; Copa América winner in 2011; treble-winner with Barcelona in first season.
“Luis is a great player and should’ve been on the podium for the Ballon d’Or as well. With Luis and Leo [Messi], the secret is that we enjoy playing together and we try to play well and have fun at the same time.”
Club: Paris St-Germain
Career highlights: Serie A title with AC Milan; three Ligue 1 titles with PSG; Confederations Cup-winner with Brazil in 2013.
“Thiago Silva is one of the toughest defenders I’ve ever had to play against and someone I’ve always admired. He’s also a great man and a great captain.”
Career highlights: Won the UEFA Cup with Sevilla in 2006 and 2007; won the 2007 Copa América with Brazil, scoring in the final; five league titles and three Champions League successes with Barcelona since 2008.
“When I arrived at Barcelona he was my partner on the right wing and we struck up a great relationship. Dani is one of my best friends in football as well, so it would be fantastic to have him in the team.”
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