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Neymar Reveals Idol

Neymar, who became the world's most expensive player with his €222 million (R3.4 billion) move from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, has revealed the player he looked up to when he was younger.
 
 
The 27-year-old, who is Brazil's third highest goalscorer of all time with 60 goals in 96 appearances, recently spoke of his admiration for former Real Madrid and Manchester City superstar Robinho, who currently plies his trade in Turkey with Super Lig leaders Istanbul Basaksehir.
 
Having both come through the famous Santos academy, which yielded the likes of Danilo, Alex Sandro and most notably three-time FIFA World Cup winner Pele, Neymar has now admitted to wanting to be like countryman Robinho when growing up.
 
"My idol has always been Robinho," Neymar told DAZN
 
"Since I was little, I've always loved everything he did. I always wanted to be like him."
 
The PSG talisman also spoke about his love for other sports.
 
"I still play every sport that I can," Neymar added.
 
"It's hard for me to admit, but I'm not a guy who watches a lot of football. When I'm at home, I prefer to watch other sports, mainly basketball.
 
"I really love admiring other athletes."
 
 
Despite having missed a large portion of his side's 2018/19 campaign due to a metatarsal injury, Neymar still ranks as one of the most influential players in Europe's top five leagues, having scored 13 goals and registered seven assists in 13 Ligue 1 appearances thus far.
 
Do you think Neymar can go on to become as good as Messi and Ronaldo? Have your say in the comments section below.

 

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