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| sbobet online 24 NEYMAR has credited Lionel Messi with helping him make a success of his time in Barcelona in a heart-warming story.The Brazilian initially struggled in his first season with the Catalan giants, scoring just nine times in La Liga.
But after Messi gave the 26-year-old some wise words of encouragement he helped form one of the most deadly attacking trios of all time.In his second season at Barca, Neymar racked up an astounding 39 goals in 59 games and helped his side win the treble.
After two more fruitful years with Messi and co. Neymar made a world record £200m switch to Paris St-Germain.But it's clear that he still looks back on his spell playing alongside the five time Ballon d'Or winner with great fondness.
"I was nearly crying because things weren’t coming off for me."It was half time and Messi came up to me and told me that I only had to be the same player I had always been, to be myself."‘You have to be yourself,’ he told me. ‘You can’t be intimidated to be playing alongside me or [Andres] Iniesta,’ he insisted. sbobet online 24
"To see the humility of a guy that has won it all, that is the best in the world, asking you to be yourself and show your best, without any kind of vanity, was something I loved.
"I tell that story all the time to my family, to my friends. He helped me a lot professionally, of course, but also personally."To play with stars like Messi, Iniesta and Xavi makes you a little shy."But after speaking with Messi I came out of myself, showed what I had, relaxed and played with confidence. sbobet online 24