By Olayemi Esan
Paris Saint Germain Striker, Neymar has yesterday overhauled Ronaldo and moved into second place behind Pele on Brazil’s all-time goalscoring list after racking up a hat trick in a 4-2 victory over Peru on Tuesday in a World Cup qualifier.
According to the count by world governing body FIFA.The 28 year old striker now has 64 goals, two more than Ronaldo and 13 behind Pele, who heads the list with 77.
However, the Brazil coach, Tite was disinclined to compare his current star with past greats, saying,“It’s unfair making comparisons,” he said after the match.
“What I can say is Neymar has this unpredictability. He is the bow and the arrow, he’s a player who both makes and takes chances. And he gets better and better, and more mature.
He further stressed that “He has the ability to get the ball in the most relevant areas of the pitch and he uses his creativity from there. He doesn’t juggle with the ball. He dribbles to create danger, to unbalance his defender. That is his top characteristic as a player.”