England along with Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho has shown Neymar is his current footballing idol, praising the forward’s”identity”.
Sancho, that has registered six goals and eight assists in Dortmund this season, was endorsed to blossom into England’s”Neymar-type” figure with his own former youth coach in September
Since that time, the 18-year-old has forged his way into Gareth Southgate’s aspect – going on to capture his very first aid and becoming the first player born after 2000 to obtain an England call-up.
Sancho told the media he was able to watch movies of Ronaldinho on YouTube growing up as a child, but it appears \he looks around a different Brazilian.
In an interview with the Mirror, he explained:”Growing up, my favourite player was Ronaldinho. That speaks for itself. He had been played with a grin and constantly such a great player.
“Now it’s Neymar, because he’s simply different. He also takes the mickey out of individuals. Clearly it is not good but he is just being himselfhe’s expressing himself and that is loved by me. People are perhaps not about doing what he does, scared, but they would not do\.
“I just think when you’re different that you stand out longer and I enjoy when folks stand out because it’s something different, an individuality on the pitch which you just don’t see daily.”