Barcelona great Xavi says Neymar will never reach Lionel Messi’s level until he matures.
The Brazilian left Messi behind once he joined Paris Saint-Germain within the summer of 2017, with several claiming that he solely moved to administer give him a greater chance of winning the Ballon d’Or by escaping the Argentinean’s shadow.
Messi has picked up that award 5 times – identical quantity as his nice rival Cristiano Ronaldo – however Xavi, World Health Organization compete with each Messi and Neymar at Barca, sees a transparent distinction within the couple.
“I see Leo with great footballing maturity. He does everything well. Neymar is a person who has to mature, but he seems like a player with enormous capacity to make a difference.
Xavi: “Neymar and Messi comparisons? Neymar has to mature. They’re very different. I see Messi very mature footballing wise, he does everything right. Neymar can improve this. One can always improve but he has the capacity to change games. He’s one of the best in the world.” pic.twitter.com/XXjj1LA4i8
— Barça Centre (@barcacentre) 19 octobre 2018
“Although he might improve, he’s among the highest players within the world.”
Xavi additionally defended Messi within the wake of stinging criticism from Argentina legend Diego Maradona over his leadership skills.