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Neymar says his goodbyes to Barca, reserves special thanks for Messi

Last updated on: August 04, 2017 15:44 IST

Lionel Messi, Nymar and Luis Suarez celebrate a goal

He was one part of the famed ‘MSN’ troika at FC Barcelona and following his record 200million pound move to Paris Saint Germaine, the Brazilian said his goodbyes to his former club and his famous strike partner Lionel Messi.

In a video, released on Thursday, Neymar thanked his famous former Argentine teammate and the Catalonian club for the wonder years.

“They showed me a daring career plan and I feel ready to take on this challenge. PSG will be my home for the next years and I will work hard to honour all of the trust placed in my football.”

“Barcelona was much more than a challenge, it was the dream of a child who played with those stars through the video game.

“I arrived at Catalonia when I was 21 years old, filled with challenges. I can still remember my first days in the club, sharing the changing room with idols like Messi, Valdés, Xavi, Iniesta, Puyol, Piqué, Busquets and many others.

“I had the honour of playing with the best athlete I’ve ever seen in my life and I’m sure that I will never see another one like him while I’m alive.

"Leo Messi became my friend in and out of the pitch. It was an honour to play with you. I made a trio with Messi and Suárez that made history.”

Watch the whole video below...

 

Image: Lionel Messi, Nymar and Luis Suarez celebrate a goal

Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Video courtesy: Neymar/Instagram

Rediff Sports Desk