Neymar talks Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, declares Argentinian is his ‘idol’

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The PSG man has a lot of admiration for his former Barcelona teammate

Neymar has proclaimed former teammate Lionel Messi to be his footballing “idol” while also praising Cristiano Ronaldo as a “monster.”

The PSG man played with the Argentinian at Barcelona for four years, during which time they were rivals of the Portuguese at Real Madrid

Neymar, Messi and Ronaldo are still among the world’s best players today

Neymar, Messi and Ronaldo are still among the world’s best players today

Having now moved on to neutral territory Neymar has had his say on the two superstars who have ruled world football for the past decade.

“I played with Messi, who is, for me, one of the greatest footballers of all time, and he is my idol in football,” the Brazilian told Players’ Tribune.

“With Messi, I learned every day, whether during our practice, or playing with him, or just watching him play. And that made me stronger and it increased my capacity on the field because I kept learning a lot from him.

“As for Cristiano Ronaldo, he is a monster. Facing him is a pleasure and an honour, but we have to be more prepared. He is one of the greatest in football so you get smarter, you get alert, but at the same time you learn a lot, too.

“So, they are two of the big guys that I can relate to, because I want to learn, I want more, I want to win, I want more trophies, score more goals … so I keep learning from them every day.”

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