For Neymar, Pulisic could be the surprise to shake up Copa America 2024

Neymar Jr., the Brazilian star, spared no praise for Christian Pulisic, "Captain America", after his brilliant performances for AC Milan and the USMNT
United States v Bolivia - CONMEBOL Copa America USA 2024
United States v Bolivia - CONMEBOL Copa America USA 2024 / Sam Hodde/GettyImages

Neymar Jr., the Brazilian football star, praising an American player? It may sound strange, but that's exactly what happened. Christian Pulisic, "Captain America", has amazed everyone with his recent performances, both for AC Milan and the USMNT. And impressing someone like Neymar is no easy task.

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Pulisic has been a real talisman for the US team, leading the attack masterfully. And no wonder. He had a spectacular debut season in Serie A, scoring 12 goals in 36 games. For those who still doubt his talent, just take a look at what he did at the 2024 Copa América.

In the very first game, against Bolivia, he opened the scoring in the third minute with a goal from outside the box that looked like something out of a movie. It was such a beautiful goal that even the soccer gods applauded. And with that goal, Pulisic set the USA on their way to a 2-0 victory.

And as if that wasn't enough, before the ball had even rolled, Neymar had already given his blessing to the young American. In a video that circulated on Twitter, Neymar heaped praise on Pulisic after the Brazil-USA friendly: "I know Pulisic, I watched the Brazil-USA game and the USA team surprised me a lot because they ran a lot. They played great defense against Brazil. [Pulisic] is a great player, he spent a long time at Chelsea. The USA will surprise you during the Copa America. From what we saw in the game against Brazil, they have everything to cause teams problems," said the Brazilian star. "

Now, think about it. If Neymar, one of today's greatest players, is impressed by Pulisic, it's because the boy really does have something special. And that's no small thing. After all, we're talking about a player who has shone at Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea and now AC Milan. And, of course, with the US national team.

The expectations of Pulisic are enormous. He's not just another player, he's the captain, the leader, the guy everyone looks to when the going gets tough. And so far, he has lived up to those expectations masterfully. His performance against Bolivia was a masterclass in how to play under pressure and still have fun in the process.

But what makes Pulisic so special? Perhaps it's his ability to always be in the right place at the right time. Maybe it's his vision of the game, which allows him to create opportunities where others only see obstacles. Or maybe it's simply his natural talent, that gift that few have and many wish for.

Whatever the secret, one thing is certain: Pulisic is ready to make his mark at the Copa America. And with Neymar watching and cheering him on, who knows how far he can go? The sky's the limit for this "Captain America".