Neymar believes the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Mohamed Salah and Eden Hazard are ready to illuminate the 2018 World Cup.
Two men with 10 Ballons d’Or between them are expected to shine on the grandest of stages, but who steps up if they are taken out of the equation?
That question was put to Neymar during a recent promotional event in his homeland, and the Paris Saint-Germain forward said: “There are lots of quality players, it’s the World Cup we’re talking about, only the best in the world.
“But Coutinho and [Gabriel] Jesus are two that can make a difference, I hope they do. Salah doesn’t play for a big national team, but he can have a good World Cup,”
“There are also other very talented players: Hazard, [Kevin] De Bruyne, [Luis] Suarez. I hope we all can perform well and have a wonderful World Cup, but I expect them not to do so against Brazil!”