The Brazil worldwide was the star of the present for his nation of their residence World Cup 4 years in the past, just for his involvement to be minimize quick following an harm suffered within the quarter-final victory over Colombia.
Neymar subsequently missed the semi-final towards Germany, the place his workforce suffered a humbling 7-1 defeat towards eventual winners Germany, however will hope to guide his aspect to glory this yr.
Already capped 85 instances, Neymar caught the headlines final yr with a report switch from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain as he continued his quest to develop into the world’s greatest.
Whereas Messi and Ronaldo are nonetheless considered as the highest two, Zanetti feels the PSG ahead – who has recovered from a foot harm in time to function in Russia – is not far behind.
“Neymar may be very robust, has nice high quality and may be very near Messi and Ronaldo,” he informed Mediaset.
“I consider that this World Cup will be his consecration.”
Brazil start their marketing campaign towards Switzerland on Sunday, earlier than finishing their Group E fixtures towards Costa Rica and Serbia.