Cafu claims Neymar is technically better than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

By Amreen
Cafu has claimed Neymar is better than Messi and Ronaldo
Cafu has claimed Neymar is better than Messi and Ronaldo / Alexandre Schneider/GettyImages

Brazilian legend Cafu has claimed that Neymar is "technically better" than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Neymar has established himself as one of the top players in the world, making a name for himself while at Barcelona before becoming the most-expensive player when he signed for Paris Saint-Germain.

And while Messi and Ronaldo are two of the greatest players in the world, Cafu still believes Neymar has the edge over the two football legends.

"Neymar is technically better than Messi, better than Cristiano Ronaldo, but he must assume the responsibility of a leader," Cafu explained at the MARCA Sports Weekend event.

"One must dedicate themselves 100 percent to football, I'm not better than Neymar, but I am better than other right-backs because I dedicated myself to that. He [Neymar] has to become a captain."

This isn't the first time Neymar has been compared to Messi and Ronaldo. The legendary Ronaldo Nazario likened the PSG star to Messi back in 2012. In an interview quoted by The Telegraph, he said: "Neymar is a great talent, the best we have in Brazil. He is very similar to [Lionel] Messi."

Brazil legend Zico has also compared Neymar to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi: "I see Neymar like a [Cristiano] Ronaldo or a Messi, the type who appears and makes things happen."