Neymar: 5 stars who are better than me


With Brazil and Argentina set to face each other in a titanic Copa America final this Sunday, Neymar has named Lionel Messi as one of five players who are more technically gifted than he is.

The Brazilian superstar helped his country to a 1-0 semi-final win over Peru on Tuesday morning, during which he provided a stunning assist to set up Lucas Paqueta, while Messi played creator for Lautaro Martinez in a 1-1 draw against Colombia before helping Argentina advance via penalties on Wednesday morning.

Scroll through the gallery above to see five players Neymar thinks are more technically gifted than he is

Both players are aware of the danger they pose to each other's teams, and according to Diario SPORT, after the match against Colombia, Messi said: "Brazil with Neymar is going to be very tough. We know his potential, of what Ney does individually..."

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Meanwhile, Neymar recently told Oh My Goal in Brazil the five players he thinks are more technically gifted than he is, but while he named Messi as one of them, he, perhaps surprisingly, snubbed both Cristiano Ronaldo and teammate Kylian Mbappe.

"More technical than me? I don't know if I can answer that," he said.

"With all the humility in the world, I consider myself one of the most technical players in football today.

"But I would say Messi, [Eden] Hazard, [Kevin] De Bruyne, [Marco] Verratti... I'm still missing one?

"More technical than me... Thiago (Alcantara)!"

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