Jason Cundy, a former Chelsea defender, thinks Neymar Jr. isn’t as good as Messi and Ronaldo. The Englishman Jason Cundy says the PSG striker is overrated and doesn’t perform as well as Portugal and Argentina’s legends.
Croatia won the 2022 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal between Brazil and Croatia. The tournament ended for Brazil. Rodrygo and Marquinhos didn’t score for A Selecao in the penalty shootout, leading to a 4-2 defeat.
Neymar was slated to take the fifth and final penalty shot in the shootout before the game was won. As a consequence of Croatia’s consistent penalty kicks, the PSG striker never got to try his.
Neymar didn’t take Brazil’s first penalty in a crucial encounter for South Americans. Cundy scolded a PSG player for doing the same thing, accusing him of desiring fame for his ego.
Jason Cundy on Talksport Said:
“The fact that he was in last place and craved attention was the only justification for his refusal to take the penalty. Excessively praised while failing to live up to expectations. At that level, he isn’t even close to being able to lace Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo’s boots. He was inconsolable because he was denied the glory yet wanted it.”
After a successful World Cup, Messi and Argentina got to the semifinals. In the quarterfinals, La Albiceleste beat the Netherlands to reach the semifinals. The match concluded 2-2 after 90 minutes, then went to penalties, which Argentina won 4-3.
Messi scored in the shootout and a 73rd-minute penalty shot. Portugal was eliminated following a 1-0 defeat against Morocco in the quarterfinals. The Portuguese ace did not start the match but played in the second half. Ronaldo’s team lost the World Cup in what may have been his last appearance.
Neymar Jr. Joins Lionel Messi And Cristiano Ronaldo In FIFA World Cup Record. Neymar is one of the rare players to score in three FIFA World Cups. The Brazilian sensation joins football giants Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Croatia’s Ivan Perisic and Switzerland’s Xherdan Shaqiri have scored in all three recent tournaments.
Neymar made a record after converting a penalty kick in Brazil’s Round of 16 triumphs over South Korea (4-1). In extra time, PSG’s attacker scored against Croatia.