Neymar will be 'the best player in the world' according to Romelu Lukaku ahead of World Cup quarter-final
Posted: 6 July 2018 Time: 18:00
Brazil superstar Neymar has come under severe criticism during the 2018 FIFA World Cup his received backing from Romelu Lukaku ahead of their quarter-final fixture tonight.
Neymar has received some bad press because of his antics at the global event but found an ally in Romelu Lukaku - who played down his alleged play acting when being fouled.
It's believed the world-record transfer holder will be a favourite for the Ballon d'Or if he leads the Selecao to World Cup glory, something Lukaku seems to be aware of.
"Neymar isn't an actor and has incredible quality as a player," the Belgian said to the reporters at his pre-match press conference.
"It's normal for defenders to be a bit tougher against him but for me he's going to be the best player in the world in the future."