Wednesday, 11 September 2019
Jorge Jesus Pessimistic that Neymar Can Reach Cristiano Ronaldo’s Level of Play
DBasia.news – PSG striker, Neymar, is advised to change his mindset if he wants to reach the level of Cristiano Ronaldo. This was revealed by the Portuguese coach, Jorge Jesus.
Neymar, 27, is a talented player whose name has often been mentioned since he played for Santos and Barcelona. However, the Brazilian player’s level of play has never reached level two ‘aliens’: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Instead of focusing on strengthening his abilities, Neymar is more often adorned with reports of his luxurious life outside the football field. That is why Jesus, now training Flamengo, thinks Neymar must first change his mindset.
“He (Neymar) must change his mindset or he will not reach his level (Ronaldo). If you see things outside of football are more important than perfecting your game, then you are never the best. That’s what Ronaldo has, he has passion (for success). That’s the difference, “Jesus stated, quoted by Sport-English.
The talents of the PSG (Paris Saint-Germain) star is undoubted, but it will be challenging for him to win the Ballon d’Or if he does not focus on playing football, plus Neymar has also been unlucky with injuries.
Instead, Jesus sees Ronaldo as a true role model for children who are just starting to play football. Through hard work and high determination, the 34-year-old Portuguese player can reach his current level of play.
“For me, Cristiano Ronaldo is the best. I don’t doubt it. He didn’t score 10 or 20 goals, but 30, 40 or 50 goals. He doesn’t need to play as artistic as Messi,” added Jesus.
“Everyone must see Ronaldo as an example. Not only from the quality, but about how he as a professional, how to reach the level as he is today. This should be a lesson for children around the world who wants to play football,” he concluded.