Former Manchester City striker, Mario Balotelli has claimed that Al-Nassr’s Moroccan midfielder Al Taarabt is technically stronger than Al-Hilal forward Neymar.
Balotelli was in the Premier League with Taarabt for two seasons between 2011-12 and 2012-13, albeit with different clubs.
The 33-year-old was with Man City at the time, while Taarabt was plying for Queens Park Rangers (QPR).
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“Taarabt, for me, is technically stronger than Neymar. Neymar is an absolute phenomenon, he is too strong, you can’t compare them,” the Italian, who is now at Turkish side Adana Demirispor, said (as per Vox To Box).
“But if we only talk about pure technique, then Taarabt is stronger.”
Taarabt has three goal contributions in four games across two different competitions this season.
Neymar, on the other hand, is yet to score for Al-Hilal in four games across competitions this season, but the Brazilian made three assists, all in the Saudi Pro League (SPL).