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Neymar to Real would be blow to Barcelona: Messi

Neymar to Real would be blow to Barcelona: Messi

Both players are often regarded the best players in the world, with the duo spearheading their respective side's attack.

Brazil will need him to show all the skills that made him the world's most expensive footballer and versatile footballer, with a record €222 million (US$264 million) transfer from Barcelona to PSG last August.

"This injury is hard, and the biggest challenge is right now - going to the World Cup after not playing for three months", Neymar said. He won important titles here.

PSG posted a photo of Neymar training with his colleagues to social media, with the Ligue 1 Player of the Year having an outside shot to feature against Caen on Saturday in Unai Emery's last match in charge.

"It would be awful, because of all that Ney means to Barcelona", Messi told Argentina's TyC Sports.

But the 26-year-old striker has sought to play down the talk of another move. I want to be a league champion every year.

He recently spoke of his desire to win the tournament this summer and with Brazil favourites with the bookies, he will have the weight of his country on his shoulders to deliver the trophy. "And on a footballing level Madrid would be much stronger than they already are", Messi told Argentina's TyC Sports.

Neymar's returning form might be a World cup winning factor for the Brazilian team. "It's a new experience for me, and I don't want to go through it again, even if it serves as a lesson for me to redouble my efforts in training".

"What inspires me the most is playing football".

Brazil will start its World Cup campaign against Switzerland June 17, followed by Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E.

"But right now, I'm a coach of these players, and I value what they have done and what they are doing, whenever we have difficulties, they are the ones who are fighting".


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