Champions League winner, Spanish Cup winner, Spanish league winner, Brazilian league winner and Olympic gold winner. There are impressive accomplishments, especially a player that’s only 24 years old.
Neymar is simply living his dream. He has everything every player ever wanted at the age of 24. But how did he get there? Was it all talent?
Judging by his luxorious life style, including private planes, fancy parties and super models, people often think he got lucky.
But that’s not the case
Talent can only help you stand out from the crowd, but it won’t take you to ultimate success. You need to work hard, improve, adapt and be able to handle the pressure that comes with it. He was just a skinny boy with impressive skills when Barcelona signed him.
But now he’s a vital part of the team, and he’s destined to be the leader one day. He’s patiently waiting for his chance to grab the golden ball award, and it looks like that day is about to come sooner than we expected.
He’s already the Captain of the Brazilian national team, and he’s wearing that number 10, which proves he’s the main player on the team.
He was man of the match in the Confederations Cup final against Spain. We’re talking about the World Cup winners here. With defenders like Ramos and Pique on the team.
But Neymar was confident and eager to show the world that he needs to be taken seriously. He scored one goal, and he forced his future teammate Pique to receive a direct red card. He was the number one threat to the Spanish defenders.
And his latest success is the Olympic Gold with Brazil against Germany
But behind his fancy lifestyle, Neymar is a hardworking and determent person.
Here are the most inspiring quotes from this Brazilian super-star:
“Right now I’m living my boyhood dream, which was to play for a European club. The fact that it’s a huge club like Barcelona makes it a tremendous honour.” – Neymar
“There is no pressure when you’re making a dream come true.” – Neymar
“This is just the beginning. My dream is not over yet.” – Neymar
“The secret is to believe in your dreams; in your potential that you can be like your star, keep searching, keep believing and don’t lose faith in yourself.” – Neymar
“I have both Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as my idols. If I can take a little of each player’s game and make it my own, I would be very happy.” – Neymar
“My goal was never to be famous, my goal was to achieve my dreams.” – Neymar
“Life only makes sense when our highest ideal is to serve Christ!” – Neymar
“Little by little, Leo [Messi] and I are understanding each other better.” – Neymar
“I have never been concerned about winning the Ballon d’Or or being the best player in the world. The best player is already here and that’s Messi. And now I can see him from close up and help him.” – Neymar
“They were very dismissive, the other boys. ‘Who is this little kid?’ But I managed to convince them to let me play that first time, and I scored a goal. That changed their attitude. That changed everything.” – Neymar