Neymar Breaks Down In Tears After Talking About Lionel Messi During His Barcelona Days

A teary-eyed Neymar spoke candidly about his time at Barcelona and the impact of Lionel Messi.

The 27-year-old Brazilian forward arrived at the Spanish club from Santos in 2013 and made 123 appearances and scored 68 times during his four-year stint at the Camp Nou.

Neymar recalled his experience with the Barça captain, saying that he was there to support him at an important point in his life.

"Honestly, it's difficult, very difficult for me to talk about Messi, because it was very special for me at Barcelona, I say this to everybody," he told Rede Globo's Esporte Espetacular (via Diario AS).

"At the moment when I needed the most support, the best player in the world arrived and gave me a hand. He said: 'Come here, I'm here to help you.'"

According to the Paris Saint-Germain star, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner also told him not to be "shy" and that he shouldn't be afraid of "anyone at the club."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Neymar left Barcelona for the French club in 2017 for a world-record transfer fee of €222m.

In 2018, Messi revealed that he would love to have the Brazil international back at the club.

"I think it is complicated how Neymar would leave PSG," he told Marca at the time.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"We would love him to come back, as a player and for the dressing room.

"We're friends. We had some good experiences together and others not so much. But PSG are not going to let Neymar walk away."

Messi has been in brilliant form this season, scoring a hat-trick against Sevilla in Barcelona's 4-2 win on Saturday.

It has also been revealed that the 31-year-old Argentine magician has the best dribbling stats for any player in Europe's top five leagues.

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Featured Image Credit: Rede Globo/Esporte Espetacular

Adnan Riaz

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