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Neymar names his two five-a-side dream teams

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Who do you think made the cut? Check it out as Neymar named his five-a-side dream team consisting of past and current stars.

Neymar’s stellar career has seen him play among the greatest players for Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazilian national team.

The 27-year-old used to rub shoulders with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez at Camp Nou to form a deadly ‘MSN’ trident. Literally, nothing stood in their way as they tore defences to shreds.

Not even a Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid combo was enough to stop him winning eight trophies in Spain.

Nowadays, Neymar plays his club football at PSG alongside the new upcoming superstar Kylian Mbappe.

So it’s no surprise to see the Frenchman line-up alongside Messi and Suarez in Neymar’s dream team. 

However, the Brazilian incredibly snubbed five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo for Eden Hazard.

Also featuring in the line-up is Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, who played alongside Mbappe in France’s World Cup victory in 2018.

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Meanwhile, Neymar made an interesting choice in naming retired players for his dream team.

It almost consists entirely of former Premier League stars in Thierry Henry, David Beckham, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard.

But the Brazilian to spare space for his old Barcelona team-mate Xavi Hernandez.

Not a bad call really.

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Ready for a fresh start in 2020

2019 was probably the worst year of Neymar’s entire football career.

Transfermarkt stats showed us that injuries have sidelined Neymar for more than 300 days in the last two years. 

The former Santos product also nearly missed the 2018 World Cup before a metatarsal problem ruled him out of Brazil’s Copa America campaign last summer.

But Neymar is ready to start afresh in 2020.

“Professionally and personally, 2019 was a tough year for me. It was a year full of learnings and turnarounds,” he told Red Bull TV.

“I injured myself and had to come back. Then I injured myself again.

“Although it seems like a bad year, it was a year full of learnings and lots of experiences. I am taking the positive side of it so that 2020 can be better.”

Neymar added: “My biggest expectation for 2020 is to win everything I can with PSG and the Brazilian team.

“I’ll seek new challenges, I want to be in the Champions League final, I want to win the Copa America once again. These are the challenges I intend to overcome in 2020.”

Click on this link here to find out who Neymar rates as the best defenders he’s ever faced.