According to Ronaldo, Neymar may actually be better than Messi. However, it can only be achieved if player 19-year competing in Europe this year.
"Neymar can not only reach the level of Messi, but could be better. He has too much talent to simply survive in Brazil, "said the ex Real Madrid striker was in the FIFA awards night told Reuters on Tuesday, January 10, 2012.
"Neymar has a talent to be issued so that he could dominate the world. The pride of playing in European competition is huge, "he continued.
Ronaldo then apologized if his remarks offended some parties. "Perhaps the statement I made some offended party, but everyone thinking about their opinions and must be respected. I know people want to see her idol up close, but the Brazilians are also watching the game in Europe, "said Ronaldo.
"They love to watch Barcelona and Real Madrid. I spent almost my entire career abroad. And love the people in my stay the same, "he added.
Neymar actually got nominated for the Ballon d'Or 2011. However, he failed to enter the big 3. Neymar can still be proud because seize Puskas Award, title to the best goals throughout 2011. His goal when against Flamengo has been named as the best.
Players 19 years was also selected as Player of the Year and Player of the South American Copa Libertadores in 2011 for his success brought Santos won the Copa Libertadores.