Neymar downplays claims he is the best Brazilian after Pele

Neymar downplays claims he is the best Brazilian after Pele

- Neymar believes he has not done enough to be called Brazil's greatest

- The Paris Saint-Germain star is yet to win the World Cup with the Samba Boys

- But Neymar has however lived up to the billing since making his Brazil debut

Neymar has been considered to be the next Pele and the Paris Saint-Germain star has been living up to the billing since he was a teenager.

The Brazilian has been a stand-out player for club and country even proving his worth in La Liga and the French Ligue 1.

But the 28-year-old believes he has not achieved enough to be compared to the greatest Brazilian footballer Pele.

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"For me, we are all important. In the past I've said that every one of us has made history, every one played in a different way and every one has been important at a certain moment.

"There are names that will forever remain etched in history, there will always be important Brazilians in football. Ronaldo, Romario, Ronaldinho Gaucho, Kaka, Zico, Rivaldo - I could go on forever.

"There are many players who were important in their own unique way, that's why it's so difficult to just pick one.

"Roberto Carlos, for example, wasn't an attacker but is still a player with an incredible story. So to me, it doesn't make a lot of sense to rank the best players in the 'post-Pele era'.

"I have a lot of respect for the players who made history in the past, all the players that have been called up to the Brazil national team, because they are an example to me, they are my idols. Every single one of them is important."

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The Olympic gold medalists man says he still has time to stake his claim as a genuine all-time great.

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"I'm still writing my story. I'm only 27 years old and still have a few years ahead of me. It's obvious that up until this point I've been able to reach some important milestones, but I have no intention to stop here."

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Meanwhile, ha earlier reported that Neymar of Paris-Saint-Germain has reportedly emerged as a summer target for Premier League giants Manchester United who are ready to offer his club massive £262 million.

The Brazilian who is currently recuperating from injury has never played in the Premier League before although he was linked with a world record move to Manchester City. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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