His play is not studied, it is organic. It can’t be recorded with a phone like a Messi free-kick. If you aren’t paying close attention, you miss it, stylish touches only visible for a fleeting moment. The moments of his play that are most personal, most distinctly Neymar-esque, last a few seconds at the most. Like brushstrokes, the very nature of these brief instances is what makes him such an exciting player.