I have been quite vocal about what I think about Neymar and his decision to join Barcelona. I have also expressed my opinion about how good can he be at his current level and style of play in Europe. At best I think he would emulate Robinho. He would have to be a really quick learner to know the faults in his game and then correct them in a timely manner. That is something which I think he will not be able to do. We have seen too many players of his hype come from Brazil time and time again and while there is no doubt these players are always good and sometimes too good, in the end they are recognized as good players who could have done so much more had the matter between their two ears actually worked.
Enjoying myself a bit with FIFA 13 I got curious to what rating have they given to Neymar. I checked it out and here is what I found.
I mean like what the heck. If these stats are to be believed (which I am sure they will not be believed to be anywhere near the truth, as this is FIFA 13, a video game) then Neymar is probably amongst the most complete player on the planet.
Interpret these stats in the light of this stat:
Neymar: Games played 226, Goals scored 136
Not to mention that he has not played in Europe so far. So if he is not another Messi (and he is not) then expect that goal to games ratio to go down even more.
What do you guys think? Has Real Madrid lost a golden player in the form of Neymar or is he just a Robinho (Adriano, Quaresma, Nani). HALA MADRID!!!