‘Messi the best for two more years’

Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari believes that Lionel Messi will be the best player on the planet for the next two years.

The Barcelona goalscorer has already bagged four Ballon d’Or awards, and the Selecao Coach is confident that he can repeat the trick.

“Lionel will continue to be the best for one or two more years,” he told the German Football Federation’s website.

“Messi is a team player but he is blessed with a marvellous individual talent. He is capable of winning a game all on his own.”

The tactician believes though, that Neymar will soon overtake the Blaugrana forward.

“Now that he is in Europe, and playing with Barca, Neymar can begin to show his immense technique to the whole world.

“I’m sure that he can emulate Messi’s success and reach the same level as Messi in the future –  he’s got the quality to do it.

“The most difficult thing he faces is adapting to a tactical discipline.”

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