Neymar hit the headlines again following his winning goal against Liverpool in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
We've been asking the same question since his early days at Barcelona. Just how good is Neymar? This world-class talent amazes with the ball. At times, he does things with it that the eye can barely keep up with. But just as equally, he hits the headlines for all the wrong reasons, for his gamesmanship, his diving and all the rest of it.
That, above all, has held him back more than anything else. The anger he evokes from fans for his antics. Though, he's hardly the first star of world football to have a controversial side.
The likes of Maradona, Paul Gascoigne and even Cristiano Ronaldo have all drawn criticism for inherent traits, but there's just something worse about what Neymar does. There's no 'right' way to play this game that we all love, but at times, particularly when watching what Neymar does to win free-kicks and penalties, there seems to be a 'wrong' way.
Having said that, it's not all down to the player and you've got to take it into consideration that players like these are, in any case, fouled more than most.
Their trickery and pace often leads to many clips of the heels from opposition players in games, and that's something we've seen with Lionel Messi, Eden Hazard and the likes. Neymar takes advantage of that and it drives fans insane. But there's also another side to the Brazilian, a side that wonders, a side that whets the appetite for the beautiful game.