Ronaldo: 'Neymar should not have quit Barcelona'

Ronaldo: 'Neymar should not have quit Barca'
© Offside
Brazil legend Ronaldo questions Neymar's decision to leave Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain, claiming that it is "a step back" for his compatriot.

Brazil legend Ronaldo has claimed that Neymar took "a step back" by quitting Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain last summer.

Neymar was made the world's most expensive player when pushing through a shock £198m transfer in August, more than doubling the previous record fee for a transfer.

The 25-year-old has been in inspired form for the Parisians since making the move, scoring 20 goals in all competitions so far, but Ronaldo has questioned his compatriot's decision to leave Camp Nou in the first place.

"Sportingly, the decision is a step back," he told Zico in a YouTube interview. "But there are challenges that everyone seeks. I played in Barcelona at the time and went to Inter when the Italian championship was much more competitive."

Eleven of Neymar's goal this term have come in Ligue 1, which PSG lead by nine points.

Neymar in action for Brazil on November 18, 2014
Read Next:
Neymar cleared to face Uruguay
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona1916305294351
2Atletico MadridAtletico1912612882042
3Valencia19124340192140
4Real Madrid1895432171532
5Villarreal199462621531
6Sevilla199282328-529
7EibarEibar198382431-727
8Getafe207672318527
9Real Betis198383336-327
10Athletic Bilbao206862019126
11GironaGirona197572828026
12Celta Vigo197483327625
13Leganes187381517-224
14Espanyol196671521-624
15Real Sociedad196583334-123
16Levante193971526-1118
17AlavesAlaves1960131427-1318
18Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo1944112137-1616
19Malaga1932141333-2011
20Las PalmasLas Palmas1932141446-3211
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account