Neymar: 'I admire Iker Casillas'

Neymar: 'I admire Casillas'
Brazil forward Neymar reveals his admiration for Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas ahead of Sunday's Confederations Cup final.

Brazil forward Neymar has insisted that it would "an honour" to score past Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas during Sunday's Confederations Cup final.

Neymar has already scored three goals during the eight-team tournament, and he has revealed that he would like to add to his tally against one of the "greatest" goalkeepers in the world.

The 21-year-old told AS: "I have always had great admiration for many players. Casillas is one of the greatest keepers in the world – now and always.

"I have huge respect and admiration for him. Everyone would love to have him in their side, but on Sunday, I hope to have the honour of scoring against him."

Barcelona have recently signed Neymar for a fee in the region of £50m.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his team's second against Celta Vigo on March 30, 2013
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