There are many debates about who is better, Neymar or Lewandowski. Many compare both players to Lionel Messi, while Cafu claims Neymar is technically better than Cristiano Ronaldo. Lewandowski is a talented young striker with a long list of club options. He was previously linked with Real Madrid, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, and Chelsea FC before the club was sold.
Neymar is better than Robert Lewandowski
If we were to compare the two best players in the world, we’d find that both Neymar and Robert Lewandowski are top performers. But are they better than each other? Deco believes so. And he cites a number of stats to back his claim. Neymar has more chances to score (42 versus 32), and he’s also a better crosser.
The former is much better in the attacking third than his younger counterpart, who’s known as “Neymar” for his Brazilian national team. Both players have excellent pass completion rates, which is a metric that Lewandowski hasn’t been able to match. The latter, who’s 32 years old, has a lower pass completion rate (48%) but has improved his game over the past few seasons.
Both players have incredible skill, but the two have different styles. Neymar has more natural talent and has been playing for a long time. Lewandowski’s maturity is much better developed, but the Brazilian has the edge in showboating and theatrics off the pitch. Deco believes this is a part of Neymar’s character. Neymar is more focused on the game, while Lewandowski is more focused on his training.
Having Lewandowski join PSG would change the attacking dynamic of the team. Right now, PSG has a free-flowing attack with Messi, Mbappe, and Neymar. Messi, on the other hand, is having one of his worst club seasons ever. Lewandowski’s inclusion could result in a shift in formation, with Messi and Mbappe moving into set-up roles.
If Lewandowski stays at Bayern, Neymar is better. However, both players are good enough for the Champions League. Lewandowski is more likely to make the Champions League, but he has yet to make his decision. So, he might still be in PSG’s sights. It would be a bold statement from Xavi if he were to sign Lewandowski, despite the rumours of a move from PSG to Bayern.
Both players have good offensive skills. Both have played for PSG and other top clubs in Europe. The best team in the world would be one with both. Neymar has a better chance of winning the Premier League than Lewandowski. It would be difficult to beat a player with a better shot at scoring. It wouldn’t take a professional to judge this. But there are a number of factors that would make Neymar better than Lewandowski.
Neymar is better than Lionel Messi
The recent revelation that Neymar is better than Lionel Messi has some people talking. The Brazilian star, who was sold to Paris Saint-Germain in August 2017 for a world record PS190 million, has been a sensation for the Parc des Princes. So good is he that he has already scored 90 goals in 127 games. Neymar has also stated that the 2022 FIFA World Cup may be his last. Neymar cited the mental grind of playing for his club and country. Cafu is worried that Neymar’s future might be in question.
The CAFU has joined the debate as it believes that Neymar is better than Messi and Ronaldo in terms of technique. While the two are considered the greatest footballers of all time, a leader is required to match them. That’s why Neymar moved to PSG, where he could become the main figure. Unfortunately, his teammates took him off the spotlight to make way for Kylian Mbappe. Despite the critics, though, the Brazilian remains one of the best footballers of the modern era.
In addition to being a world class player, Neymar has a much more impressive record as a club player. In his 12 years, he has won eight top-flight league titles and a Champions League. Meanwhile, Messi has won eight La Liga titles, seven Spanish Super Cups, five Copa del Reys and three UEFA Super Cups. In addition to his domestic accolades, Neymar also won the Ligue 1 title last season, a season that ended prematurely because of a coronavirus crisis.
One important aspect of football that often gets overlooked is discipline. Both players should be disciplined to ensure more game time and build a good image for themselves. The two players were booked 82 times compared to eight for Messi while Neymar received 118 tickets. The former has been booked more than Neymar – eight more times than Messi. So, who should win the World Cup?
Junior Neymar has a higher scoring average than his older counterpart. In the Champions League, Neymar has eight goals, compared to seven for Messi. While his goal-scoring prowess has increased, the number of assists has decreased. Messi is still the best striker and is the most valuable player in the team. With an average of four assists per game, Neymar is catching up to his teammate.
While both players are great, it is hard to compare their stats. Neymar has more domestic and international games. The Brazilian has more appearances at the World Cup than Messi. Neymar also plays in a different position. While Messi is a more versatile playmaker, Neymar is more likely to be a better all-round player. In the end, he’s better than Messi in most respects.
Neymar is better than Cristiano Ronaldo
Many people claim that Neymar Jr is better than Cristiano, but how do we know for sure? We have two examples to compare and contrast. Ronaldo has more goals overall, but Messi has more goals per season. But in terms of technique, Neymar is a far better player. Consider this comparison between Ronaldo and Messi. They are both great players, but Messi is still the best.
Both players are great playmakers. While Ronaldo is better at running and passing, Neymar is better at goal scoring and playmaking. Ronaldo is more versatile, but he has more strength and physical ability. Ronaldo’s goal-scoring is not his strongest point, but Neymar’s ability to get past three or four defenders makes him the better playmaker. However, there are other factors to consider, such as their ages.
Cafu claims that Neymar is technically superior to Ronaldo and Messi. Unlike Ronaldo, Neymar needs to develop more leadership qualities to match his teammate. Since joining Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar has become a main figure. Although Kylian Mbappe has snatched away Neymar’s spotlight, he is still one of the best players of his generation.
In 2013/14, Neymar showed his best form when playing against Real Madrid. FC Barcelona won both games 2-1. Neymar was the better performer in the 2-1 win for FC Barcelona while Ronaldo scored the second goal in a 2-2 draw. During the same year, Neymar was named “Flop Master Crash” Jr. Both players had been criticised for their poor performance at the World Cup. Fans will also have strong opinions on which player is better.
In the end, it comes down to personal preference. Neymar won the Puskas Award in 2009 and six Portuguese Player of the Year awards prior to 2015. That said, he still has plenty of catching up to do compared to Ronaldo and Messi. The former has more years to prove himself before he’s the best in the world. And if Neymar doesn’t get that chance, he’ll be in a difficult position to surpass the Portuguese superstar.
Although Ronaldo is the top scorer in La Liga, he has a higher assist rate than Neymar. He has a goal involvement rate of 81 percent compared to Messi’s six per cent. The Brazilian has won more major team trophies than Ronaldo. In the past five years, he has played a pivotal role in the Brazilian national team. If he can achieve that feat, he will surely be ahead of Cristiano in the UEFA Champions League.
In terms of football skills, Ronaldo is better suited to modern-day play. Ronaldo combines exceptional athleticism with dizzying pace and powerful shooting. He also has the jumping ability of an NBA star. Moreover, he’s still playing at the same level at his mid-30s. With his exemplary athleticism, he’s a role model for the younger generation.