Brazil 'sensation' Neymar has been labelled a 'YouTube player', called overrated and over-hyped due to the lack of quality players in the Brazilian league.
Whilst this could be true, if his form in the Confederations Cup is anything to go by then Neymar is well on his way to becoming a world star.
He has often been called a show-pony due to his tricks and skills - that have been admired by millions on the internet - but he showed on the international stage that, when faced with tougher opponents, he is able to adapt and use his skills more effectively.
As shown during Brazil's 4-2 win over Italy with Neymar scoring a sublime free-kick for his country. He was giving an experienced Italian defence a torrid time and although he was still guilty of giving the ball away he will surely only improve with time.
Also, at the young age of 21, he is a regular for his country and is arguably their stand-out player. Not many players of his age can boast accolades such as that and, furthermore, his goalscoring record is also very impressive for Brazil - with 23 goals in 37 international caps.
Regarding his skills, one of his most impressive traits - besides his dribbling - is his technique of striking the ball. He scored two wonderful volleys in the Confederations Cup on either foot that showed off this technique.
He currently plays as a winger for the Brazil national team but is easily capable of adapting to a striker role.
The fact that he has also joined Barcelona will mean that his overall team-play is bound to improve - and training with players such as Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi will only make him a better player.
This training, along with his incredible potential, surely means Neymar will be one of the players to watch in the future.
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