Why Myself, Suarez And Messi Are The Best – Neymar
Brazilian and Barcelona forward, Neymar has revealed the success behind the trident of himself, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi, popularly called MSN.
According to the flamboyant attacker, who is one-third of the world’s most deadly strike force, “I think it’s about the care, respect, friendship and happiness that we have for being together,” Neymar told CNN in an exclusive interview.
“Training together every day, helping one another on the pitch — we’re making history and I hope it can continue for many more years.
“We have a great friendship. The only difference is three footballers, three-star footballers in their respective countries, are here together at Barcelona.
“It’s difficult for this to happen … three South Americans. It’s something that we’ve changed.”
Since moving to Barcelona from Brazilian club Santos in 2013, Neymar has won two league titles, two domestic cups, the Spanish Super Cup, the Champions League and the World Club Championship.
Playing alongside Uruguay’s Suarez, who finished top scorer in La Liga last season, and Argentine Messi, a five-time world player of the year and the club’s record goalscorer, he has established himself as one of the outstanding players on the planet.
While there have been testing times, such as injury, and the recent announcement by Spain’s public prosecutor to have the forward jailed for his alleged role in corruption over his transfer to Barcelona, he has managed to excel.
But even the best have doubts — and Neymar went through his own period of introspection soon after his move to La Liga.
“I have a nice story about Messi,” Neymar said.
“Soon after I arrived, it wasn’t 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 weren’t going right for me.
“He told me to keep going, to be happy and to play the way I know. He’s a person who I admire a lot. He told me this and he helped me a lot at that moment in time.”