2. Brazil Hopes and Expectations
While his return is too late to have any impact for PSG, Brazil fans are desperate for their iconic star to lead the team out in Russia. His lifestyle now includes the pressure. Brazil Legend, Pele, also believes Neymar is the hope for Brazil.
“If you look around the world, the ones who stand out are Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar. There are no other superstars.” He told Fifa.com. “He might find that the tactical switch from his club to the national team isn’t straightforward, but Neymar is Brazil’s key player.
“He has to prepare himself for that. And I would go further: for me, technically, he is already the best player in the world. I’m absolutely sure of that.”
1. Best Husband Brother and Proud Father
On March 10 2018, missed a match for the fourth year in a row to celebrate sister Rafaella’s birthday. Suspensions and injuries have allowed the world’s most expensive player to jet back to Brazil and be there for his younger sibling.
Sergio Ramos in November joked that if Real Madrid wanted to sign Neymar, they would have to give him Rafaella’s birthday off.
Outside the pitch, Brazil’s darling has tried his hand at a few things like music, acting, and business. However, the one thing that he excels in off the pitch, after brotherhood, is fatherhood.
David Lucca, who was born in 2011. At the birth of his son, Neymar said, “I cried when I learned that I would be his father. At first, I felt fear. Then joy. It is a new responsibility and I am now enjoying it.”