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The former Arsenal midfielder believes that the young attacker would be helped out having experienced Selecao stars such as the Real Madrid player alongside him

Gilberto Silva feels that the inclusion of experienced players such as Kaka, Elano and Maicon in Brazil's national team will benefit Neymar, and take some pressure off the Santos star.

Kaka returned to the Selecao earlier this year after a two-year absence, and Gilberto Silva believes that the Real Madrid midfielder's presence will help Neymar.

"The quality Neymar has can be decisive and that’s how it should be. He’s only 20 and even so he’s able to drive the team to victory, which is great," the former Arsenal man told FIFA's official website.

"I reckon he handles that role very well, because of how much confidence he has. But the pressure on him is huge, and it would help to have some more experienced players around to take the focus off him.

"Of course I don’t know what goes on in the Selecao on a day-to-day basis but, from the outside looking in, I’d suggest bringing in Kaka.

"Elano too has rediscovered his best form and could play a part, and I’d say the same about Maicon."

Brazil is currently preparing for the international friendly against Colombia this week.


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