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|Neymar Warned That Things Could Get Messi by dmcdad: 4:56am On Dec 28, 2012|
The Brazilians are keeping a close eye on Neymar. He is the great hope in a country where football is everything – the foundation on which Luiz Felipe Scolari must build a team which will vie to win the World Cup as the host nation. He is, in the words of Seleçao greats of the likes of Pelé, Zico and Rivelino, the "only truly talented player we have right now".
They want to look after the Santos player. No one is oblivious to the fact that his future lies in Europe and that Barcelona has taken significant strides in this regard. However, over the past few weeks Neymar has been warned of the risk which he would run if he plays in the same team as Messi.
The stature of the Argentinean has broken down all borders, including the age-old one between Brazil and Argentina. Even players from Brazilian teams have voted 'La Pulga' the best player of 2012.
Neymar is being warned that his entry to European football could be made more complicated in a team where everything revolves around Messi. "We've already seen what Neymar is capable of doing here, but it will be different in Europe. He will arrive at a team where he has to work like everyone else and the manager will demand more of him," explains Rivelino.
By way of example, they urge Neymar to consider what happened to Eto'o, Ibrahimovic and Villa – three of the best footballers in the world, who have been unable to thrive alongside the Argentinean.
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