Neymar does not believe that England will be major contenders at next year’s World Cup.
Brazilian star Neymar does not consider England to be one of the major contenders for next years World Cup, according to Sky Sports.
The 21 year old is set to play against England in a friendly tomorrow at Brazil’s iconic Maracana stadium.
Before the game, the former Santos striker said he believes that England will not be amongst the favourites for next summers World Cup.
“I have respect for a lot of the England players as they have achieved great things at their clubs”.
“But, as a national team, I don’t look at England and think they are going to be a real threat at the World Cup”.
Neymar recently made the move from Brazilian club Santos to Barcelona and although he doesn’t consider England to be a threat at the World Cup he still thinks tomorrow’s game will be an important test.
“It’s vital we impress the coach. There are only 11 places in the team for the opening game and each player needs to prove he’s worth one of those places.”
Sunday’s game between Brazil and England is still set to go ahead despite concerns over safety at the newly refurbished Maracana stadium.