Legendary Brazilian defender Roberto Carlos, who played for Real Madrid during the best years of his career, talked to reporters about several issues.
Roberto Carlos has suggested that his compatriot Neymar, who is currently defending the dignity of Paris Saint-Germain, could become the best player in the World Cup.
“Neymar is in order. He is happy, and he can score goals. The appearance of his modesty in PSG is what I want to see. In the future, he can become the best player in the World Cup. Neymar is a genius, and some people care about his life. I was very focused until the year before. Real’s management helped me to think only about playing football”.
Neymar has been defending the honor of PSG since August 2017, when he moved from Barcelona for 222 million euros. The 27-year-old striker has played in 80 matches in all competitions in a Parisian shirt, scoring 69 goals and providing 39 assists.
The 47-year-old Brazilian recalled his transfer from Inter to Real Madrid.
Roberto Carlos also recalled the story of his move from Inter Milan to Real Madrid in the summer of 1996. The Spaniards then paid the Italians $ 4.8 million for the transfer.
“They were making me play on the wing at Inter. The problem was that I scored the same number of goals in the first seven games. They decided I had to play ahead, and I was anxious about that. I talked to Inter president Massimo Moratti.
The same day I had a meeting with the President of Real, Lorenzo Sanz. Ten minutes later, I left Inter and moved to Real Madrid. At that time, everything was going fast,” said the 47-year-old Brazilian.
Roberto Carlos played for the Royal Club until 2007. The defender, along with Real Madrid, has won the Spanish league four times and won three Champions League titles. Along with the Brazilian national team, Carlos became the world champion in 2002. Before that, he won the vice-championship in 1998.