Neymar yesterday announced that Lionel Messi played a key role in his move to Barcelona after a difficult start in Catalonia.
The Brazil international joined Barca from Santos in 2013, and only succeeded because of the support and advise from Messi.
“I have a nice story about Messi,” Neymar told CNN.
“Soon after I arrived, it was not a great moment in my career and he was the one who helped me. He saw that I was sad, with my head down, that things were not going right for me.”
“He told me to keep going, to be happy and to play the way I know. He told me this and he helped me a lot at that moment in time.”
“He is a person who I admire a lot.”
Neymar, Suarez and Messi together form Barcelona’s attack and the Brazilians believes friendship has been key to their fine performances.
“I think it is about the care, respect, friendship and happiness that we have for being together,” Neymar added.