Neymar: I'll Never Be Better Than These Legends
Paris Saint-Germain Legend Neymar: I'll Never Be Better Than These Legends
Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar is said by many to be on his way to becoming Brazil's all-time leading goalscorer, but while it is a record he would love to own, he believes he will never be a better player than certain Selecao legends.
Click through the gallery above to see the legends Neymar feels will always be better footballers than he is.
The former FC Barcelona star made his long-awaited comeback from a foot injury in a friendly against Croatia at Anfield on Sunday, and scored in the fixture, equalling Romario's record of 54 goals for Brazil.
The 26-year-old, who now trails only Ronaldo Nazario and Pele among the Selecao's all-time top goalscorers, has since insisted, however, that he is not focused on chasing down the overall record, despite what some may think.
"There is no fight to be Brazil's national team top scorer," Neymar said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.
"I think it's just numbers. They are my idols, those who were here before me, and when it comes to idols, I will never be better than them.
"So, I respect each one of them, Romario, Zico, Ronaldo, Pele... because they are my idols. It's just numbers.
"I'm happy to help my team, to score goals, but I don't want to be better than them and neither will I be.
"Each one has their own history and knows their importance in the team. I'm very happy for the goals."
Pele leads the chart with 77 goals in FIFA-recognised matches, while Ronaldo finished his career with 62 goals for Brazil.
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