Neymar has potential to become best player in world, says Emery
Unai Emery believes Neymar can surpass Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and become the best player in the world.
The former PSG head coach, Emery, has worked with Neymar in 2017 when the forward switched to PSG from Barcelona for a €222million contract.
Emery left PSG in 2018 for Arsenal, however, he remembers Neymar as one of the best forwards he has worked with during his at PSG, believing that the Brazil international could even surpass Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and become the best player in the world.
"I had a magnificent year with him," Emery said, per EFE, in an interview with Granada coach Diego Martinez, who was his assistant at Sevilla.
"I learned so much watching his responses in each training session and in games.
"Neymar has the talent inside him but also the ability and qualities to execute it.
"I think he's got an opportunity to take the baton from Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and be the best player in the world, and he has the time to do it."
Neymar has won six trophies in his three seasons at PSG, including a Ligue 1 title in each year.
Champions League success has so far eluded him in France, though PSG had secured a quarter-final place in this season's competition before the coronavirus pandemic brought a halt to major football.