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What Messi did for me? – Neymar reveals


PSG star, Neymar, has revealed how former teammate, Lionel Messi, was there for him during his early days at Barcelona.

The two South American stars had a close relationship during their time together at Barcelona.

Neymar joined Barcelona in 2013 after the Catalan agreed a reported £48.6m deal with Brazilian club, Santos.

The Brazilian played in a front three alongside Messi and Luis Suarez.

Neymar, however, struggled in his first week at Barcelona.

He said Messi was there to give him some advice.

Neymar said, “He [ Lionel Messi] saw that I was half crying because I had not done a good first time.

“Messi saw that I was sad and started talking to me. ‘You have to be you. Play your football and do not be intimidated’.

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“Like it or not, playing with so many stars takes you back. It gives you a bit of shame.

“After talking with him I started to let go, to show my football and to have confidence.

“It was when I relaxed, I found happiness and started a very big friendship.”