Neymar news: The PSG superstar has named Lionel Messi as the best player he has ever seen play.
Neymar and Messi were teammates at Barcelona after the Brazilian joined the Catalan outfit in 2013. The duo played together at the Spanish side for four seasons before Neymar left the club for PSG in 2017.
Messi and Neymar were part of the famous MSN (Messi-Suarez-Neymar) trio during the Brazilian’s time at Barcelona.
He and Messi again became teammates and still are after the Argentine reunited with Neymar when he joined PSG in the summer of 2021.
Neymar news: Messi is the best player I have seen play
The 30-year-old Brazil international has now lavished praise on Messi, naming him as the best player he has ever seen play. Neymar also described the experience of playing with Messi as ‘unique’.
“Playing alongside Leo was a unique experience and we became friends,” Neymar told DAZN. “Of those I’ve seen play, Messi is the best in history.”
Meanwhile, Neymar was also asked to describe Messi in one word. The PSG superstar hailed Messi as ‘genius’. He also used the same adjective to describe Cristiano Ronaldo.
Meanwhile, PSG, Neymar, and Messi have had a great start to the 2022/23 season. PSG are unbeaten in the 22/23 campaign so far and they sit top of the Ligue 1 table.
PSG began their season by defeating Nantes 4-0 in the Trophée des Champions final. They then kicked off their Ligue 1 title defense by inflicting a heavy 5-0 defeat on Clermont Foot.
PSG then registered a 5-2 win over Montpellier before securing their biggest win of the season so far, against LOSC Lille. The Parisians ran riot against Lille to cruise to a 7-1 win.
Their perfect start to the season came to a close when they shared points with AS Monaco after a 1-1 draw. PSG have won all three games they have played since in the Ligue 1.
PSG also began their Champions League 22/23 campaign by defeating Italian giants Juventus 2-1 in the group stage.
Meanwhile, Neymar has been impressive for PSG and has already scored 10 goals from nine appearances for the side this season. Of those, eight of those have been scored in the French top flight. He has also provided seven assists.
Messi, meanwhile, has scored four goals and provided seven assists. Three of those goals and all of those assists came in Ligue 1.