Neymar quotes talk about soccer and his love for the ball, he also talks about his journey to reach the top. His quotes speak a lot about Lionel Messi and his admiration for him and his game. He was able to play alongside one of the world’s best players at Barcelona before leaving for PSG football club in France.
Neymar, full name Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior is a Brazilian professional footballer and plays for Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain in France’s number 1 league. He currently holds the record for highest transfer amount for a player at 222 million euro. Despite his success he sometimes found himself in the shadows of Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi. Below are a number of Neymar’s quotes.
“Above all, I want to be happy, and at Barcelona, I'm happy."
“Right now I'm living my boyhood dream, which was to play for a European club. The fact that it's a huge club like Barcelona makes it a tremendous honour. I like everything about the city: the climate, the people. It's quite similar to Brazil, which helps a lot. There's even a beach!"
“Every team going to Brazil 2014 will be there to win, and it's going to be a fiercely contested World Cup."
“It's good for Brazilian football to have idols, stars, big stars coming back to Brazilian clubs. The tournaments become much better, more interesting. Ze Roberto, Juninho Pernambucano, Ronaldinho Gaucho, and other players who have returned to Brazil strengthen the league and improve the tournaments”
“I'm a happy guy. I like to joke around. I'm irreverent. I love my family; I love my son. I was very happy with and proud of the birth of my son. I grew up a lot after he was born. I'm just an easy and happy guy.”
"I can't be compared to Pele. I need to do so much more to be compared to Pele. Pele is fantastic. And he's unique."
“I've always had the greatest respect for and listened to both my father and my mother. I've always tried to follow my parents' advice because these are people who want the best for me."
“My father has been by my side since I was little. He takes care of things, my finances and my family."
“I will be a World Cup winner."
“It was a huge thrill to win the Confederations Cup."
“The Premier League is a championship that amazes me. I like the playing style and the teams."
“I admire Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool - these are the teams that are always there fighting.”
“In the Premier League, you never know who is going to win or who will be champions. It is always a surprise."
“Benzema is a great striker who I think is a superstar."
“You need a lot of comfort and nothing to be on your weight to play as you wish."
“My father always told me I like the ball more than I like playing soccer: since I was a young kid, I was always skilled with it, dribbling furniture around the house. That's how I see football - fun and dynamic - and this goes beyond me; it's a characteristic of Brazilian football."
“Not only the attackers, but the defenders - it's on the attackers to prepare themselves to break through the strong defense."
“I never run away from the responsibility. I'm used to it."
“I don't compare tournaments."
"I just like winning every tournament that I play. All of them are important for me. Each has its own history, its own characteristic, but they are all important."
“Winning titles plays a big role in the Ballon d'Or race."
"I do not like to put one title above the other. Every competition I contest and win is important."
“I have always kept in mind the advice of Ronaldinho, and he spoke wonders of Barcelona and the city, which he told me is marvellous."
"My opinion is that protesting, there's no problem with it, as long as it is peaceful without violence, without vandalism."
“I don't mind being the one people talk about. It doesn't weigh on me."
“Every team has a person who is used as a reference, a player who stands out more than others."
“One that I like and I think could play here is Coutinho. He has the style of Barcelona."
“I don't want to surpass Messi."
"I want to trace my own path by doing the things I have been doing, winning titles, reaching goals."
“I don't want to surpass anyone. I don't want to be better than anyone else."
“I only want to be the best that I can be."
“I don't know how many great Brazilians have played in the Olympics and not been able to win it."
“I don't like to talk about myself."
“I try to be a good role model for my son, my family, my friends, and then I try to be a good role model for the rest of the people, too."
“I try to be myself without being anything different."
“I'm only one Neymar - for my family, for the public. I'm always the same person."
“I'm very happy that major players are always giving their opinions about my life, my game. I am very thankful for that."
“I always make my decisions together with my family, my father. Of course, I hear the advice of everyone who wishes me well, but the final decision is always mine, with my family."
“You always knows what's best for you."
“I play to be happy in the first place and then to help my colleagues and my team the best way I can, with the best football."
“It is easier when you like to work with your companions."
“I believe the Champions League has all that magic because it gathers all the best European teams, and that gives you the feeling of trying to be the best. That's why the Champions League has this special kind of emotion."
“I believe Philippe Coutinho is a player who would totally fit in Barcelona."
Neymar quotes share many of his experiences as a player and at times what his life was like growing up in Brazil. Neymar also joined a host of other players who paid tribute to Kobe Bryant. The two had spent time together at a PSG practice session back in 2017. I hope his quotes will inspire anyone who seeks to become great at what they do, go and be the best you.