Samuel Eto’o has tipped Neymar to become the world’s best player after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
The 34-year-old disclosed this while speaking on ESPN Brazil.
Neymar has been shortlisted for the 2015 FIFA footballer of the year alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Eto’o asked the Barcelona star to “train, train and train” if he would finally make his mark as the best.
“Neymar has a lot of potential, after the era of Messi and Cristiano, surely he will be number one,” the former Cameroon international said.
“But he has to remember that it depends on him a lot. He must remember that he has the talent and needs to train, train and train, because others do not have his talent.
“Neymar is only 24-years-old, I am 10 years older than him, but he is a leader in Brazil.
“I think, with all he has experienced, the pressure, he may be able to give advice to a 35-year-old who plays with him.”