Former Brazilian footballer Kaka has named compatriot Neymar as his favorite player in the modern game, insisting there will be pressure at the World Cup in Qatar.
How was everything?
The legendary Brazilian kaka chose Neymar without hesitation when asked to choose his favorite player during an interview with Spanish outlet Marca. The PSG striker carried the expectations of an entire nation on his shoulders at the last FIFA World Cup in 2018, but the player’s compatriot says he won’t have to deal with that burden in Qatar due to the fresh crop of talent now blooming under Tite – in the squad which includes Real Madrid star Vini Jr.
What did Kaka say?
The former Brazilian footballer said he doesn’t know why they have a great personal relationship, but he loves the way Neymar plays. According to Kaka, of course he likes to see the likes of Ronaldo, Messi, Mbappe or Vinicius Junior himself, but he will stay with Ney.
The legendary Brazilian Kaka added on the role of Neymar in the upcoming World Cup that Neymar is going to be the leader of Brazil in Qatar 2022, but it is very important that he has players like Vini Jr on his side. At the 2018 World Cup, Ney was the absolute protagonist, but now they have Antony, Richarlison, Raphinha, Vinicius Junior… who are not young promises, but realities. Kaka says this takes the pressure off Neymar, which is very good for their interests.
The former Brazil and Madrid playmaker also revealed how much he admires Vinicius Junior’s Madrid and Brazil team-mate Rodrigo, and considers the 21-year-old a must for Tite in Qatar.
Kaka said about Rodrigo that he is phenomenal. According to Kaka, there is still a discussion in Brazil about whether he should go to the World Cup and it is clear to him that he should be on the list. Kaka himself went to the World Cup when he was 20 years old and had not yet left Brazil while he was already a star at Real Madrid. Kaka says that this is also an experience that will be useful for his professional growth.