Neymar: Footage of other Brazil players attempting insane first touch challenge

by | 18 November, 2022 | Ligue 1 News

Neymar is one of the greatest footballers of his generation.

Neymar is one of the greatest footballers of his generation.

There’s no denying that Neymar is one of the greatest footballers of his generation.

While the Brazilian superstar hasn’t perhaps hit the lofty heights some expected of him when he first burst onto the scene, Neymar’s career has still been a huge success up until now.

At international level, the Paris Saint-Germain forward has been nothing short of incredible.

Despite rarely operating as an out-and-out striker with the Selecao, Neymar is just two goals away from equalling Pele’s all-time top scorer record (77 goals).

Neymar will more than likely surpass the great man at the Qatar World Cup, which Brazil are huge favourites to win.

On top of his goal scoring prowess in a Brazil shirt, the 30-year-old has also recorded a whopping 54 assists in his 121 international appearances.

Not bad, eh?

If anything, Neymar is underrated by the masses and recent footage of him from Brazil’s World Cup training camp further highlights how absurdly good he is.

Neymar was asked to control a football dropped by a drone from 35 metres directly above him, a challenge that mere mortals would fail at spectacularly.

But in a show of insane skill and technique, the Barcelona icon tamed the falling ball with a degree of nonchalance.

It was quite the display of talent, one made all the more remarkable by the fact that a number of other Brazilian stars simply couldn’t cope with the demand.

The likes of Antony, Rodrygo Goes, Vinicius Junior, Pedro, Ederson, Raphinha and Eder Militao all failed at the task, with Richarlison the only other to succeed.

But the Tottenham Hotspur man’s attempt came from a height of 30 metres, five fewer than Neymar.