Neymar is on Lionel Messi's level and walks into any side in the world, claims Jamie O'Hara


Neymar showed the world that he’s still one of the best players around on Wednesday night as his Paris Saint-Germain side beat Atalanta 2-1.

The Brazilian was at his brilliant best as he completed 16 dribbles, which is the highest in a Champions League game since April 2008.

He was also fouled NINE times with the Italian side not having an answer to his trickery.

For much of the match, though, it looked as though Neymar would be the villain of the night.

He missed a couple of big opportunities in the first half and was made to rue them when Mario Pasalic gave Atalanta a 27th-minute lead.

But despite all the fouls, Neymar kept going and going and going.

And he and his PSG side finally got their reward when he squared the ball for Marquinhos to score a 90th-minute equaliser.


While he got the assist for that pass, he won’t register an assist for his incredible through ball to Kylian Mbappe, who then put the ball on a plate for Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting to score a 93rd-minute winner.


Deservedly, Neymar got all of the plaudits after the final whistle and that includes from talkSPORT pundit Jamie O’Hara.

He was singing Neymar’s praises and claimed that he not only ‘walks into every team in the world’ but he’s also on Lionel Messi’s level!

“Neymar starts in every single Premier League team,” O’Hara said.

“Yep, he’s better then them,” answered O’Hara when asked if he’s better than Liverpool trio Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

“He’s a match-winner, that’s what he does, his talent speaks for itself, he does things no one else can do.

“He’s on a level with Messi in terms of his ability. He will win a game on his own. He walks into every Premier League team, he walks into every team in the world.”

And when it was put to him that he doesn’t do it every single week, O’Hara disagreed.

“He does! I know he’s playing in France, but PSG win the league and cup every season!” he replied.

Neymar on Messi’s level? We’re not sure about that, Jamie…

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