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June 15th, 2013 (1:51 PM).
Now stand up and begin
Yeah, everyone'll be back on the Neymar bandwagon now. Personally was never off it. Everyone's been saying "aw, Neymar's way over-hyped" before, during and after each Brazil vs. England game. But other than England possibly being his bogey team (We have a decent record against Brazil anyway, I think) he's now scored 21 in 34 international appearances plus 4 for the olympic team last summer. And 135 in 226 for Santos. By comparison, in his first 4 seasons Messi scored 42 goals for Barcelona. And in his United carreer Ronaldo scored 118 goals. Admittedly the Ronaldo comparison in particular is unfair - he started out as a showboating winger, with more assists than goals - a bit like Nani - before getting stacked post-2006 World Cup and coming back resembling the player he is now.
I saw Neymar play in the Olympics as well - Brazil were awful in that match, but he was by far the most exciting thing in the city at that point.
In other words I heart Neymar xD
Also disappointing to see Kagawa being deployed on the wing again. I can understand they need Keisuke Honda in the centre, but I agree with the commentators that he'd do better deployed further back. Plus if Kagawa + Japan forward is anything like the combination of Kagawa + Lewandowski, then look out world. Also kinda funny that Jo's scored more international goals in the past two years than Robinho now, despite post-City Robinho being infinitely superior to post-City Jo.
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