SPORTS: Balotelli names African star who is technically better than Neymar

Former AC Milan and Manchester City star Mario Balotelli hailed an African star who according to him has better abilities technically than Brazilian superstar Neymar Jr.

The current Al-Hilal left-winger is regarded one of the most-gifted players on a technical basis of this generation if not the number one.

The 31-year old is able of eliminating in an easy way his opponents without even making a lot of effort.

This has always been Neymar’s strengh on the pitch knowing his physical ability is fragile.

Mario Balotelli and Adel Taarabt with AC Milan.

However, Balotelli is convinced that Moroccan midfielder Adel Taarabt with whom he played at AC Milan is better than the former Barcelona magician.

“You will insult me, but for me, technically, he is better than Neymar. Neymar is my friend and an absolute phenomenon”, the 33-year old told TV Play.

“There is nothing to say and the two players cannot be compared, of course. But if we only look at the technical aspect, Taarabt is better, I swear.”

Adel Taarabt his professional career in 2006 with French side RC Lens and went on playing for Tottenham (2007-2010), Queen Park Rangers (2015-2019), Fulham and AC Milan on loan and is currently donning UAE Pro League side Al-Nasr’s jersey. He had 4 goals in 30 caps with Morocco national team.