“But again, the numbers that the other guys hit sets them apart.”
Meanwhile, former Marseille midfielder Joey Barton has never been one of Neymar’s biggest supporters and insists he cannot be spoken about in the same breath as Ronaldo or Messi.
“I’m not a fan, I’ve never quite seen what others see in him,” Barton told talkSPORT.
“Obviously he’s the golden boy of Brazilian football and I think he’s a top player, there’s no doubt about that. He’s a better player than I’ve ever been and will ever be.
“But it was in comparison to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, and I don’t think he’s ever been in that street.