Juliano Belletti believes Barcelona forward Neymar is closer to becoming the best in the world soon.
Neymar is one goal shy of scoring his 100th goal for Barcelona and is viewed as an integral part of the attacking trident at Camp Nou.
And even though Messi and Ronaldo has battled for the ballon d’or over the past decade, Belletti sees his compatriot stepping up to take that mantle in no time.
“Neymar can be the best player in the world soon,” he said, speaking at the launch of the 2017 International Champions Cup in New York.
“He knows about the pressure, he has more experience on the pitch and he is in the best team in the world.
“He’s a Brazilian, of course, which is good, but Barcelona have something Brazilian in the kind of match [they play].
“So it is good for Neymar. We will see a better Neymar in all of the [coming] years.”