Sao Paulo: Santos president Luis Alvaro Ribeiro has likened Neymar to Superman after the youngster played on consecutive days.
The 20-year-old returned to Brazil just hours after appearing for the national team during their 3-0 win over Sweden on Wednesday so that he could represent Santos against Figueirense the following day.
Neymar was on the scoresheet and provided an assist as Santos secured a vital 3-1 victory away from home.
His performance prompted high praise from the club`s president.
"I suspect that his father came from Krypton and brought the boy (Neymar) to Earth in a rocket because the only thing that makes sense is if he is Superman," Alvaro Ribeiro joked to Globo Esporte.
Santos` next match is against Corinthians on Sunday.
BDST: 1716 HRS, August 18, 2012
Chanchal Ghosh, Newsroom Editor
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