Former Barcelona Star Discusses Neymar’s Current Form, World Cup Chances

Neymar Jr. has hit the ground running this 2022-23 football season. The Paris Saint-Germain star provides assists and goals for the French giants and the Brazil national team. 

The 30-year-old is in good form heading into the 2022 FIFA World in Qatar since he has the pressure of delivering the trophy that Brazil hasn’t won in 20 years. 

Former FC Barcelona teammate Andrés Iniesta was asked about the current state of Neymar’s game during an interview with One Football, where the Spanish footballer only had plenty of praise for the Brazilian. 

“I can only say positive things about Neymar,” Iniesta said. “For me, he’s one of the best players I’ve seen and played with. 

“It is a machine to play football, to dribble, to pass. When we talk about football, we are talking about spectacle and fun and people having fun. This is exactly what Neymar represents on the pitch.”

Neymar is putting together a season that, if he can sustain it heading into next summer, the 30-year-old can be a viable candidate for the Ballon d’Or. 

Should the PSG star add some silverware such as the World Cup and/or UEFA Champions League, then Neymar would be a strong candidate to win the individual award that has also eluded him during his playing career.

“I don’t think anyone in the world of football forgets Brazil when it comes to talking about the favorites for a World Cup,” Iniesta added. “And in addition, they have a high-quality team, I’m sure they will fight for the final victory.”

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