Zico: Neymar can be the best in the world

'Zico' stepped onto the Camp Nou turf / VÍCTOR SALGADO - FCB
The legendary Brazilian feels that FC Barcelona are the favourites to win the Champions League and believes his compatriot should already be considered among the best

Legendary ex-footballer Zico spoke to Barça TV on his visit to Barcelona where he spoke about his admiration for Neymar Jr as well as the Champions League.

“It would not be surprising at all if Neymar was named the best player in the world,” said Zico, who also lavished praise on Barça’s front three.

“The trident is fantastic because they play as a team and suit each other perfectly,” before singling out Messi for praise. “He is starting to surpass the level of Pelé, Garrincha, Cruyff, Beckenbauer and Maradona”.

The talk of the town is Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 first leg clash between FC Barcelona and Arsenal.

“Barça are favourites both in London and at Camp Nou,” said Zico while also stating that he sees Luis Enrique’s side and Bayern Munich as favourites for the trophy “due to their squad”.