According to the veteran manager, Neymar is better than Real Madrid’s latest addition Eden Hazard, because the Brazilian can run the play faster.
Real Madrid officially announced Hazard’s signing on Friday for a transfer fee worth £88 million, with a possibility of exceeding £130 million. Hazard joined the Los Blancos on the back of a Europa League triumph with the Blues.
Meanwhile, Neymar’s season hit rock bottom after he was ruled out of Brazil’s upcoming Copa America campaign due to an ankle injury in their warm-up match against Qatar. The gifted attacker has also missed the business end of PSG’s season, as the Parisian giants has once again failed to make a mark in Europe.
When asked about Neymar’s absence in Copa America ahead of their last warm-up match against Honduras on Sunday, Tite claimed that Neymar is among the top three players with Ronaldo and Messi, leaving Hazard behind.
“Neymar is a top-three player in the world,” he said.
“For me, apart from Messi and Ronaldo, he compares to Hazard, but he has an advantage over Hazard, they think the same way, but he (Neymar) runs the plays faster.”
Tite has also expressed his concern about missing Neymar in the upcoming Copa America campaign.
“My feelings (in relation to Neymar) is of concern for the human side and for him to be in good health,” he added. “And second, I have concern and regret not having a player of his quality.”