Neymar is unquestionably one of the world’s best players.
The Brazilian was tipped for greatness after bursting onto the scene with Santos in 2009 and is currently in the process of fulfilling his immense potential.
Neymar has passed the test of adjusting to European football with flying colours since joining Barcelona in 2013 - and it would be a surprise if he fails to end his career without at least one Ballon d’Or to his name.
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But how did he become so good? Was he born with his talent - or is there more to it?
And is he naturally that skillful?
Neymar: I copied everything
Neymar wouldn’t necessarily agree with that assessment.
"In life you create nothing, you copy everything,” the 24-year-old told L'Equipe magazine, per Catalan newspaper Sport. “I see a lot of DVDs of players, their dribbles, etc. One the pitch I try to do them and perform.”
Neymar names the five players he copied
Neymar then revealed the five players he copied, in order to become one of the world’s great dribblers.
"There are a lot,” the South American added. “Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, [Lionel] Messi, [Zinedine] Zidane, Kaka. On top of doing it like them, the most important thing is to work. That's the only solution. Repeat, repeat and repeat dribbles in training until they go perfectly."
The five players Neymar admits he copied...
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