Santos playmaker also claims Hodgson and Co have no chance of winning the World Cup.
Brazil superstar Neymar has claimed that England have no chance of winning next year’s World Cup, while he also stated that the Three Lions are a one-man team who are over-reliant on front man Wayne Rooney for inspiration and goals.
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The Santos playmaker, who celebrated his 21st birthday on Tuesday, will turn out for the five-time World Champions in Wednesday night’s friendly international with Roy Hodgson’s side at Wembley Stadium.
“They are a good team with very good players, but I don’t look at them as one of our main rivals for the World Cup,” Neymar told the Daily Mail.
“Do I think they have the same quality as Spain and Argentina? No. I think maybe they rely on Wayne Rooney.
“Brazil have many players who can win the game and it’s the same with Argentina. If Messi is not having a great game, they still have Aguero and Tevez.
“If Iniesta is having a bad game, Spain have Xavi and Villa. Once you look past Rooney you don’t see an obvious player who can win a game for England.
“The players love having Scolari as coach. We all respect him – but it works two ways. He is the sort of man that if you show him respect he will show you respect. We are all so happy to be playing under him. Already he is coming up with new ideas about how we can improve. He is very clear that only winning the World Cup will do next year.
“I think he made exactly the right decision to being Ronaldinho back. He is not just one of the best players of recent years but one of the best players to ever play the game. For three years he was the best player in the world. He has won everything with Brazil and also during his time at Barcelona – he brings a lot to the team.”