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Pele: Neymar Not A Leader

Brazil legend, Pele, says he would have liked to see more experience in Brazil’s World Cup squad and that people can’t expect Neymar to be the leader.

Pele pointed to former Real Madrid pair Kaka and Robinho to be included into the squad, but admitted he didn’t know who they would replace from Scolari’s 23-man selection.

“I think Scolari has done well. He’s been consistent and there are no surprises,” the three-time World Cup winner said as quoted by Marca.

“But I thought more experienced players like Robinho and Kaka might have been called to join the group.

“In general everyone’s been well chosen.

“I don’t know who I’d remove to make way (for Kaka and Robinho). I’d take 24.”

Pele, however, also admitted that Robinho’s form hardly had warranted his inclusion and argued that the country cannot expect Neymar to be the leader of Scolari’s squad.

“I expected more from Robinho. At Milan he’s not the same as he was at Santos or with the national team,” the 73-year-old added.

“Really it was a negative surprise because there was an expectation he could do much better. Even so, with the current level of football worldwide, he’s a player for the team, any team.

“We can’t think of Neymar as a leader. We’ll have to actually count Fred or Thiago Silva, who have personality.”

Did you also expect Kaka or Robinho in the squad and what do are your expectations of Neymar in Brazil? Have your say in the comment section below.

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