Following Marcelo’s comparison between Eden Hazard and Neymar Jr., the Brazilian considers Neymar a better player than Hazard.
Eden Hazard joined Real Madrid from Chelsea this summer for a reported fee of over 100 million Euros. The Belgium international has had been linked to Madrid for the past few years and finally completed his move. Hazard has been rated as one of the best players in the world right now by many pundits and footballers including Barcelona star Leo Messi. However, according to Marcelo, his new team-mate may not be so good compared to Neymar Jr.
Marcelo in a recent interview said, “Eden is a ‘crackazo’, a very high-quality player, like Neymar.” he told YouTube channel, De Sola, “‘Ney’ has qualities to be in the world top five, it is impressive. “Compare? You can not compare them, but Neymar is better for me. He praised his fellow national compatriot saying that Neymar is unpredictable. It is impossible to defend against him.
He further stated “Having Neymar in Real Madrid would be a huge pleasure, but I’m not the one who decides. Neymar is a great player and Real Madrid always has to do everything to bring the best players in the world.”
Marcelo insisted Neymar’s Barcelona past would not count against him were he to decide to join him in Madrid. “His past at Barcelona would not be any difficulty,” he said. “Once we were in the pre-season and, as he is a friend of mine and Casemiro, he came to Real Madrid dressing room. “He entered, greeted us and talked with us. When the match ends, the rivalry is parked.”
“His past at Barcelona would not be any difficulty,” he said. “Once we were in the preseason and, as he is a friend of mine and of Casemiro, he came to Real Madrid’s dressing room.
Marcelo has never played a competitive game with Hazard on his team. While he represented Brazil alongside Neymar numerous times winning the Olympic Gold along with him. Marcelo has also been rumoured with a move away from Real Madrid. A disappointing last season filled with inconsistency and injuries topped with the arrival of Ferland Mendy has got Marcelo unsure of his Madrid future. Marcelo is wanted by Juventus with Cristiano Ronaldo eager to get back with his old teammate.
Neymar has told the PSG board his desired to leave the club. But Real Madrid is not where he wants to be heading. Barcelona is aiming to get the Brazil star back on their side. They have already launched a bid of 90 million-plus a choice of two players. It is unclear where Neymar will be plain next season but it won’t be in the Real Madrid Outfit. Real Madrid was also interested in the Brazil star but after the arrival of Eden Hazard, the move seems very unlikely. Real Madrid are currently focused on signing Paul Pogba from Manchester United this summer.