What Makes Neymar The Football King-in-Waiting?

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Homeless people would love to have a home. People with one home would love to have two, and of course people with two homes would love to own a building.

But what does this all has to do with football?

Well, a lot of players would love to reach Neymar’s level, but what are Neymar’s wishes?

He is only 24 years old, and he has already won it all with Barcelona. Which means his next two goals are to continue wining tittles, and focus on winning personal awards as well.

But in order to win a personal award (we mean the golden ball) in this day and age, you need to compete with Ronaldo and Messi. And Messi and Ronaldo are dominant players for the last 5 years.

That’s exactly why Nemayr is the King-in-waiting.

As long as he plays for the same team as Messi, his chances of winning the Ballon d’Or are slim.  When it comes to an international level, there’s no doubt that he is the King of the Brazilian team. He already scored 48 goals, the same as the Brazilian legend Zico.

But he still needs to wait to be hailed as a King in Barcelona.

His progress while wearing the Barcelona jersey is more than solid. In his first season Neymar scored 9 goals, and in his second 22 and in the last season 24.

He is slowly but surely becoming the best in the world. The only problem he currently has is Messi. Don’t get us wrong, they get along great on and off the field.

But it’s hard to compete with Messi, and it’s even harder if he’s your teammate. We had the chance to see the real Neymar in a few games last season (when Messi was injured).

He scored four of his team’s five goals against Rayo Vallecano and two of three against Villarreal. He was the leading player in the win against R. Madrid, and he was the dominant player in the defeat against Sevilla.

This is what Neymar is actually capable of:

But when Messi returned to the field, Neymar was back on his secondary role. It’s not like Messi is being selfish, or the other way around.

It’s simply not yet Neymar’s turn to be the world’s greatest.

“I think Neymar will reach Leo’s level. He’s going to be the best in time. He’s young and he’s own a lot. Like many others, though he’s unfortunate to be around in the era of Messi,” said Ronaldinho this week.

One thing is for sure:  Neymar will be the best player in the world.  No doubt at all. He improves every year, and who knows, maybe he could win the golden ball before Messi retires?

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