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Neymar a little on the light side, Barca doctor says

Posted Thursday, June 20, 2013 by YAHOO Sport67 hits

BARCELONA, June 19 (Reuters) - Brazil forward Neymar is on the light side and might need to bulk up a bit for Spanish soccer, his new club Barcelona said on Wednesday.The gazelle-like 21-year-old, who is 1.74 metres tall and weighs 64.5 kilograms, has signed a five-year contract with the Spanish champions, who paid 57 million euros ($76.3 million) for his services. After competing for Brazi...Full Story »

Cruyff urges Neymar caution

Posted Tuesday, June 18, 2013 by Goal.com92 hits

The legendary Dutchman feels it would be unfair to expect wonders from the attacker right away and has stressed that Lionel Messi cannot be held responsible for alleged tax fraud Barcelona icon Johan Cruyff has urged supporters to be patient with Neymar as the Brazil international adapts to his new Camp Nou surroundings. The 21-year-old recently completed his €57 million from Santos to...Full Story »

Brazil 3-0 Japan: Neymar volley opens Confederations Cup in style

Posted Sunday, June 16, 2013 by Goal.com310 hits

The new Barcelona acquisition turned in a superb display to inspire the Selecao to three points and keep their hopes alive for a third consecutive Confederations Cup title Brazil got their Confederations Cup title defence off to the perfect start with a thrilling 3-0 victory against Japanin Brasilia. Goals from Neymar, Paulinho and Jo ensured the Selecao maintained their unbeaten record agai...Full Story »

Pelé: "Neymar needs to get to Zidane's level"

Posted Saturday, June 15, 2013 by Marca.com238 hits

Pelé believes that "faced with Neymar's indecision about whether to go to England or Spain, the best option for him was Barcelona". Talking about the differences between the Brazilian player and Messi, "They are different players that make everything look simple. Messi was trained in Europe from 14 or 15 years old and has more experience. Neymar's style is different, both are very skilful...Full Story »

Neymar must learn to be a team player, says Scolari

Posted Saturday, June 15, 2013 by YAHOO Sport88 hits

BRASILIA, June 14 (Reuters) - Neymar is an idol to Brazil fans who have pinned their hopes on the talented forward bringing success but manager Luis Felipe Scolari believes he still has to learn how to be a team player.Scolari said Brazil will start their Confederations Cup campaign against Japan on Saturday with the same side that beat France 3-0 in their final friendly in Porto Alegre on Sunda...Full Story »

Neymar ignoring Confederations Cup pressure

Posted Friday, June 14, 2013 by Goal.com264 hits

The Brazil star says he is a "cool guy" and insists that any focus on him from the press will not affect his performances in the tournament Brazil striker Neymar instists that he does not feel pressure as his country prepares to host the Confederations Cup. The Selecao begin their campaign against Japan on Saturday and the 21-year-old says he is trying to ignore any praise or criticism that ...Full Story »

Messi has proven to Neymar that size doesn't matter, says Michael Laudrup

Posted Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by Goal.com264 hits

The ex-Barcelona hero has rejected claims that the Brazilian could struggle at his new club due to his small frame Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup believes that Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has proven to new team-mate Neymar that size doesn't matter. The Brazilian recently completed a €57 million move to Camp Nou from Santos, but there is a split of opinion over whether the 21-ye...Full Story »

Neymar: "I'm no hero"

Posted Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by Marca.com210 hits

Neymar has accepted that he's going to play second fiddle at Barça. Well, at least that's what he said on the day he was presented as a Barça signing, when he assigned the role of club talisman to Leo Messi. However, things look quite different with the Brazilian national team. He is very much the go-to player for the 'Canarinha'. He's been given the number 10 shirt and the pressure o...Full Story »

Neymar: Brazil are steadily improving

Posted Monday, June 10, 2013 by Goal.com87 hits

The 21-year-old says the Selecao are growing stronger as a unit ahead and that confidence is growing ahead of the Confederations Cup Neymar believes that Brazil are improving with each passing game after they recorded a 3-0 victory over France on Sunday. The win was just Luiz Felipe Scolari's second in his current spell in charge of the Selecao and the 21-year-old says confidence is steadily...Full Story »

Bale better than Neymar, insists Toshack

Posted Sunday, June 09, 2013 by Goal.com178 hits

The former Bernabeu boss has nothing but praise for his compatriot and thinks he's an even better player than the Brazil international Former Real Madrid coach John Toshack believes that Tottenham star Gareth Bale is a better player than new Barcelona signing Neymar and thinks the Welshman is on the same level as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Bale is continually being linked with a mov...Full Story »

AC Milan have admitted they were interested in buying Neymar

Posted Friday, June 07, 2013 by Goal.com219 hits

The Rossoneri vice-president confirmed he was keen on bringing the former Santos striker to Italy this summer Adriano Galliani has revealed he was interested in bringing Neymar to AC Milan before the forward joined Barcelona in a €57 million deal. The 21-year-old sealed his long-awaited move to the Camp Nou on Monday after a protracted transfer saga, with Barca vice-president Josep Bar...Full Story »

Rio Ferdinand: Good luck Neymar... let's see you dazzle Europe

Posted Thursday, June 06, 2013 by Goal.com441 hits

The highly rated youngster completed a €57 million move to Barcelona on Monday, and the Manchester United defender says he is looking forward to seeing him on a bigger stage Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has welcomed Neymar to Europe, expressing his excitement at the highly rated youngster's move to Barcelona. The 21-year-old Brazil international was unveiled to the Liga cha...Full Story »

Neymar: I want to help Messi stay the best

Posted Tuesday, June 04, 2013 by Goal.com620 hits

The new Barcelona signing is determined to contribute to the team and is looking forward to playing at Camp Nou next season Neymar says he wants to help Lionel Messi continue to be the best player in the world following the Brazil international's move from Santos to Barcelona. The 21-year-old sealed a €57 million move to Camp Nou last week following months of speculation and is relishi...Full Story »

I want to help Messi remain the best, Neymar says

Posted Tuesday, June 04, 2013 by YAHOO Sport110 hits

BARCELONA, June 3 (Reuters) - Brilliant Brazil striker Neymar flew into Barcelona and signed a five-year contract amid great fanfare on Monday before announcing his priority was to help his idol Lionel Messi remain the world's best player.The 21-year-old, who is just under five years younger than Messi, will line up with the Argentine in a fearsome Barca attack next season after the Spanish cham...Full Story »

Neymar: Brazil will get better

Posted Monday, June 03, 2013 by Goal.com140 hits

The forward insists the Selecao's performances will improve despite the draw with England extending their poor run of form to just one win in eight games Neymar insists Brazil will get better in the weeks and months ahead after Luiz Felipe Scolari’s side battled to a 2-2 draw against England at the Maracana. In a game that sparked into life in the second half, Paulinho’s late vol...Full Story »

Neymar slams no-threat England

Posted Saturday, June 01, 2013 by hits

ROAR TALENT ... Neymar in action against the Lions NEYMAR has slammed England’s World Cup chances — saying they are not worth thinking about. Barcelona’s star signing was part of the Brazil team that lost 2-1 in February’s friendly at Wembley — but that defeat has done nothing to change his opinion of the Three Lions. Neymar said: “I have respect for a lot ...Full Story »

Santos sack coach Ramalho days after losing Neymar

Posted Saturday, June 01, 2013 by YAHOO Sport96 hits

May 31 (Reuters) - Santos have sacked coach Muricy Ramalho as part of a wide-ranging restucturing of the club just days after letting their Brazil World Cup hope Neymar join Spanish champions Barcelona."The management committee decided Muricy Ramalho is no longer coach of Santos FC's professional team. The trainer was told of the decision on Thursday," the club said in a statement on their websi...Full Story »

We can't judge Neymar on reputation, says Guti

Posted Friday, May 31, 2013 by Goal.com241 hits

The 36-year-old says the Brazil international still has a lot to prove and believes Jose Mourinho has been a disappointment to Real Madrid supporters Former Real Madrid midfielder Guti is reserving judgement on Barcelona star Neymar until he reproduces his Santos form in Europe. All eyes have been firmly focused on the 21-year-old in recent days after sealing his long-awaited switch to Camp ...Full Story »

"Bale should cost more than Neymar - he's a better player"

Posted Thursday, May 30, 2013 by Marca.com297 hits

Jonathan Barnett – the agent of Gareth Bale, who is Real Madrid's number-one transfer target – was interviewed on Tuesday by TV programme 'Futboleros' on MARCA TV. When asked how much the player would cost and if he would be more expensive than Neymar, Barnett replied: "Bale is better than Neymar. He's proved himself in the best league in the world – the Premier League. I wo...Full Story »

Brazil's Neymar to complete Barca move on June 3

Posted Thursday, May 30, 2013 by YAHOO Sport83 hits

MADRID, May 29 (Reuters) - Brazil have given striker Neymar permission to travel to Barcelona to complete his move from Santos and be presented on June 3, the Spanish champions said in a statement on Wednesday.Barca beat arch-rivals Real Madrid to the highly-rated 21-year-old's signature last weekend after almost three-years of interest from Europe's top clubs.Neymar is with the Brazil squad pre...Full Story »

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