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Neymar Reveals His Football Idols

FC Barcelona superstar, Neymar has named five players who have inspired him during his career.

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The 23-year-old impressed for his club last season, but made the headlines for the wrong reasons at the Copa America.

He is now on holiday with family and friends in Brazil, but gave a long TV interview in his home country.

"I have many idols, many players who have inspired me. Pelé, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Robinho and Messi," he told reporters.

Neymar also hailed Barcelona’s new €41 million signing Arda Turan, even though the former Atletico Madrid star can only play for the club in January.

“Arda Turan is a great player,” he added.

“He is one of the best there is in La Liga. He has great quality and will help us a lot.”

Neymar has scored 39 goals and assisted a further 11 in 51 appearances for Barcelona last season.

Read: Ref Reveals What Neymar Did In The Tunnel

He was crucial in his club’s treble winning campaign, but his red card at the Copa America ended his 2014/15 campaign on a sour note.

Do you think Neymar can become better than his idols? Have your say in the comments section below.

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