Register Login Live

International

Pedro: Neymar Deserves Barca Shot

Pedro says Barcelona target Neymar "deserves to play in the best team in the world".

Neymar, regarded as one of the hottest talents in world football, is contracted to Brazilian side Santos until 2014.

The 20-year-old has been repeatedly linked with a host of top clubs, including Barca.

Pedro, while respectful of Neymar's qualities, feels ability alone is no guarantee of success at Camp Nou.

Nevertheless, he believes Neymar has earned the chance to represent the La Liga leaders.

"We know he can play here. But you never know if he can fit with the team," Pedro told Cope.

"What is known is that he is one of the best in the world and deserves to play in the best team in the world."

Pedro also commented on the Blaugrana's 16-point buffer on Spanish champions Real Madrid in the standings.

"We have a good distance in the league," he continued. "We have a lot of points to spare, but we will try to not reduce that distance.

"The team will continue with the same ambition as usual.

"Seeing Tito [Vilanova, Barcelona coach] lead the team is the greatest joy possible for us," he added. "I hope he's on the bench this Sunday [against Espanyol] as that's important for us."
 

132 comments

Top 5

Pirates Linked With Top Signings – How Could They Line Up…

40 Jul 02, 2020 07:00 PM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Mido, Chiefs & Downs – Why A League Medal Is Unlikely  

93 Jul 03, 2020 11:07 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

22 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Ex-Chiefs Striker's Club Speaks Out

13 Jul 03, 2020 10:03 AM in PSL

Shaba Vs Yeye: Who Had The Hottest Cars Through The Years?

6 Jul 04, 2020 10:42 AM in Stars & Their Cars

Lorch Vs Billiat: Who Had The Hottest Million Rand Car Upgrade?

7 Jul 02, 2020 03:54 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Pirates Linked With Top Signings – How Could They Line Up…

40 Jul 02, 2020 07:00 PM in Orlando Pirates

Shock Messi Transfer Update

31 Jul 03, 2020 07:38 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Official: Downs Announce Maluleka!

150 Jul 01, 2020 01:43 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

10 Footballers Who Lied About Their Age

52 May 10, 2020 07:16 PM in International

Leopards Make Kapinga Decision Amid Downs Talk

26 Jul 02, 2020 02:19 PM in PSL

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

11 Mar 29, 2020 07:16 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch