Monday, 9 July 2012

Neymar lauds 'sensational' Iniesta


The Brazil international, who now has his sights set on Olympic gold, has also admitted that he liked what he saw of Cristiano Ronaldo and Mesut Ozil at the European Championship

Neymar has revealed that he thoroughly enjoyed watching Spain's Euro 2012 triumph, admitting that he was particularly enamoured with the performances of the "sensational"Andres Iniesta.
The Santos forward was also impressed by Portugal attacker Cristiano Ronaldo and Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil, both of Real Madrid, but he felt that La Roja's No.8 deserved to win the player of the tournament award.

"I really like Iniesta," Neymar confessed during an interview with "I think he's a sensational player. 

"Cristiano Ronaldo is really good as well, and I enjoy watching Ozil of Germany a lot, too. He's a great player and I've always been a big fan of his."

Spain's success in Poland and Ukraine saw them become the first side to win three consecutive major international tournaments, and Neymar joked that Vicente del Bosque's men might actually end up getting bored by their own brilliance.

"The Spanish are going to finish with the game at this rate," he exclaimed. "They really are the best side.

"The technical standard [of Euro 2012] was very high, just as high as the World Cup. And all that was missing were teams like Brazil and Argentina."

The Selecao will, at least, be involved in this summer's Olympic Games in London, and Neywar is in no doubt that they can win the tournament for the first time in the nation's proud football history.

"We've got everything we need to be champions," the 20-year-old declared. "I think Brazil are always one of the favourites, no matter what the competition. It's always been that way. 

"We've got a very good side too, and players with a lot of potential."

Brazil have been drawn in Group C alongside Egypt, Belarus and New Zealand.

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