Brazil Legend: Messi Is The Reason Neymar Left Barca
Brazil Legend: Messi Is The Reason Neymar Left FC Barcelona
A Brazil legend has shared his thoughts on why he believes Lionel Messi was the reason for Neymar's FC Barcelona departure.
The Brazilian shocked the football world when he joined the Ligue 1 giants for €222 million (R3.2 billion) in August, becoming the world's most expensive player ever in the process, and former Real Madrid star Roberto Carlos believes his countryman made the right decision in leaving the Camp Nou.
"I think that he did well to sign for PSG," Carlos told France Football.
"To be the best in the world, he had to leave Barca because of Messi.
"He has to be conscious that while Messi and Cristiano are in form, he will have to settle for third place."
Carlos also touched on the 26-year-old's current injury.
"His injury is something that we have to accept," he added.
"In Brazil, we are religious and we believe that this type of accident doesn't happen by chance.
"I think that now Neymar will focus more on his work and he will look after himself better."
Since leaving Barcelona, Neymar has made 30 appearances for PSG, scoring 29 goals and assisting a further 19 strikes.
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