- Neymar has been told by Jose Mourinho to win trophies with Brazil for him to reach Pele's level
- The Brazilian has been successful in club football, but finding it difficult at the international stage
- Mourinho said that Neymar is a big player and must prove himself for his country to win trophies
Ex Manchester United gaffer Jose Mourinho has made it clear that Paris-Saint-Germain star Neymar will have to win trophies with Brazil before he can be compared with Pele.
Neymar is known as one of the best footballers in the world considering how he stormed the Spanish La Liga before he left for a world record move to PSG.
And before Neymar even moved out of Brazil, he was a superstar while playing for top Brazilian club Santos.
Neymar has won many trophies so far in his career while playing for Santos, Barcelona and PSG, but he is yet to be a king on the international stage.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Brazil would have been a perfect competition for Neymar to prove himself, but he could not as Brazil crashed out in the knock out stages.
However, Placar, a Brazilian football magazine, recently named Neymar as the country’s greatest player since Pele, drawing criticism as it ignored other Selecao greats like Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Zico and Ronaldinho.
Jose Mourinho has now responded when asked by DAZN on his opinion about Neymar.
''Neymar is a fantastic talent and nobody can doubt that. He came to Europe and won immediately.
“But I think they forgot players that were the best of the world at some point, such as Ronaldo and Rivaldo, just citing two, and I could remember more.
''Neymar will keep fighting to be on Europe's elite, where he already is, and this [winning with Brazil] will continue to be a dream for him,'' Mourinho said.
Meanwhile, Brazil will host the 2019 Copa America and Neymar will get another chance to prove himself to football fans in the world.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Neymar was unfit to play active role in Tuesday’s night Champions League clash between hosts Manchester United and PSG as he was recuperating from a fractured metatarsal but he followed proceedings back home on TV in Paris.
According to the report, the Brazilian who will not also play active role in the reverse fixture on March 6, was excited after Presnel Kimpembe netted PSG’s opener in the 53rd minute, went wild in celebration after French World Cup star Kylian Mbappe added PSG’s second goal of the night after seven minutes.
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