Brazil vs Scotland was the first time I got to see the much hyped Neymar in action.
He reminded me of the bastard child born off of Woody Woodpecker raping Carlos Dunga, so it was easy to pick him out of the yellow shirts on the field.
I only saw that fellow play for the first 40 minutes and I was already way too impressed by his footwork. Then he scored a goal when I saw him have a "bad" touch to control the ball allowing the defender to close him down (or so i thought from the experience of playing and watching the game for many years)....then he just picks out the bottom corner with an amazing curler
The second half, he didnt see the ball as much but that was because brazil took it easy on the possession or the scottish just increased the intensity (whatever). The few times he had the ball he didnt make any mistakes with it.
haha Panch, dance would be the perfect word to describe his footwork. He just does it around the ball with absolutely no physical awkwardness. its amazing! The best part is that it is not blindingly quick, just very tricky
Despite such potential in his dribbling ability, he plays a lot of one touch passes to keep possession and knows when to make a run or drop back to collect the ball, which shows a high level of intellect and understanding at such a young age.
I am glad he was wise enough to listen to Pele and continue maturing in Santos......unlike other young cracks who just move before they properly develop........i am looking at you, canales!