Footballers on the Cusp of Greatness

Michael Cummings@MikeCummings37World Football Lead WriterOctober 4, 2012

Greatness is a word used often in football, but is it used too much?

Legendary players like Pele, Diego Maradona, Johan Cruyff and George Best were undoubtedly great. Current-day superstars like Argentine forward Lionel Messi and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo can also be called great.

But what about the players just below that level? And what about the up-and-coming young superstars who are taking the game by storm?

Eden Hazard and Neymar are making headlines around the world for their performances at club and international level. But Neymar has never played in a major European league, and Hazard is only just now starting his run with Chelsea.

So are those players great? Are they even on the cusp of greatness?

Watch as B/R lead writers Will Tidey and Michael Cummings discuss those players and a few more, then add your thoughts in the comments below.

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