The Chelsea man has been tipped to replace the injured Barcelona star for Tuesday's World Cup semi-final against Germany, but he insists that their play styles are radically different.
"You can't compare Neymar to any other player, he has a lot of quality," Willian told reporters. "I have a different style. He is more of a striker, scores more goals, while my strong suit is to set up my teammates."
Willian suffered a knock in training earlier this week, but is expected to be fit for the last-four encounter, despite admitting that the injury is "still bothering" him slightly.