Former Barcelona star, Neymar, has revealed that Lionel Messi was a big help when he initially joined the Spanish giants, as the Argentinean calmed him down during a match.
The duo played together at the Catalan club for four years from 2013 to 2017, before the Brazilian left to join Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record deal. During their time together, they won two league titles and three Spanish Cups, apart from a Champions League.
One of football's biggest agents, Pini Zahavi, recently said that Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo can all not co-exist in the same team at the moment because they are the three biggest stars in world football.
How did you become friends with Messi?— Barca Centre (@barcacentre) April 15, 2018
Neymar: "I remember crying during a game with Barça because things weren't going well. At half-time, Messi saw me and came over to say, 'Be the same player you always are. Be you. Play your football and do not become intimated." pic.twitter.com/gRveyzQhzQ
However, despite having left the Blaugrana, Neymar still only has fond memories of his time together with Messi. The two shared a strong bond on and off the field and the Brazil talisman remembered how a half-time talk from the Argentine back in 2013 started it all.
Speaking to Altas Horas, as per AS, he said, "
Currently out with a broken metatarsal, Neymar is on his way back to full fitness and is the key to Brazil's hopes at the World Cup in the summer.