Scolari: Neymar one of Brazil's best

The Selecao boss has praised the Liga starlet, and looks forward to the international tournament in his homeland next year
Brazil coach Felipe Scolari says Neymar is one of the best players at his disposal ahead of World Cup 2014.

The youngster completed a €57 million switch from Santos to Barcelona during the summer transfer window, and Scolari feels the move to the Spanish giants made sense given the player's qualities.

"To play for Barca would be fantastic for anyone," the 64-year-old told a press conference.

"Neymar is one of the best players in our team. It's reasonable that he made the switch."

When asked about a possible return to the national side for Ronaldinho, Scolari pointed out that the national selection already consists of the best Brazil has to offer at the moment.

"There is no need to ask about Ronaldinho anymore. I have talked about it in Brazil. The players you see here are selected by me and that's what we have now.

"I always select the best players of Brazil. Players must be up to the Brazil level of football."

Scolari is looking forward to the World Cup in his own country next year, and expects the supporters backing the team to help them reach their full potential.

"Of course it's great to play it in Brazil. People in Brazil will help us build up a fantastic atmosphere. Of course pressure is normal."

Brazil are set to face Zambia for a friendly match in Beijing on Tuesday.