Cristiano Ronaldo names Neymar Jr among his best 5 young footballers
Real Madrid Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo names Neymar Jr among his pick of top 5 football players in the world. In a recent interview Cristiano Ronaldo said that there are many quality young football players in the world. But he named 5 young footballers which he think are doing very well or have the potential to make it big. Cristiano Ronaldo names Neymar from his rival club Barcelona FC, Paul Poga from Juventus, Memphis Depay from Manchester United, Eden Hazard from Chelsea and Martin Odegard from Real Madrid as his pick for top 5 players in the world.
Hazard, Pogba and Neymar Jr. are already established names. Though young, these players have made a mark and impressed the world with their consistent and amazing performances. Eden Hazard is 24 years of age and he was the best player of the season last season, when Chelsea won the Premier League. Paul Pogba is 22 years of age and the player was instrumental in the success of Juventus last season. Juventus won the domestic double last season and also went on to play in the final of UEFA Champions League where they lost at the hands of Barcelona FC
Memphis Depay of Manchester United and Martin Odegard of Real Madrid are 21 and 16 years of age respectively. The two players have not yet given any outstanding performances to establish themselves as the key players for their clubs. However, they have shown promise of being great with their talent and skills.
It is not surprising that Cristiano Ronaldo names Neymar Jr among his top 5 best young football players list. Neymar Jr. has been phenomenal since he came to Barcelona. The player played a key role in the treble win of Barcelona last season. He scored 39 goals in all competitions and was the joint top scorer of Champions League with 10 goals. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo being the other two top scorers with 10 goals each. This season again Neymar Jr. is continuing to impress the world with his amazing performances. He is only 23 years of age.