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Brazil Legend: Messi Is The Reason Neymar Left Barca

Brazil Legend: Messi Is The Reason Neymar Left FC Barcelona

By Keegan Kruger - Mar 28, 2018 11:31 AM @KeeganKruger

A Brazil legend has shared his thoughts on why he believes Lionel Messi was the reason for Neymar's FC Barcelona departure.

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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."

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Since leaving Barcelona, Neymar has made 30 appearances for PSG, scoring 29 goals and assisting a further 19 strikes.

Do you think the Brazilian's move to PSG has worked out for him, or should he have stayed in Spain? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Thaboism Joined: 22 Jan 2013
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Thaboism Mar 29, 2018 02:02 PM
Thats true,Neymar was conditionally forced to play for Messi,he had to move out so as to claim his status of becoming the best,something he wouldnt achieve while playing for Messi at Barca,thats why Barca allowed him to go,they dont just allow a good player to leaveIniesta had done everything in his powers to win the world's best award and also won world cup in SA,but the award was given to Messi,The politics of football
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Ricworld Mar 28, 2018 04:45 PM
I think Neymar’s move to PSG was a bad decision especially for a star like him.I think Neymar joined PSG because of money.
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Mentashe Mar 28, 2018 04:41 PM
macuka Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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macuka Mar 28, 2018 01:48 PM
Then it's not because of Messi
Pirates_999 Joined: 08 Nov 2017
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Pirates_999 Mar 28, 2018 01:42 PM
Neymar made a right decision, come next season haters will see the best out of him
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spanish laligabbva Mar 28, 2018 12:38 PM
It was a Good move he had to move away from masesi shawdor in order to win Ballon do'r
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Thagalekgwara Mar 28, 2018 12:37 PM
How can U join small team lyk dat?PSG = Malmo..kikikiki
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Thobz10 Mar 28, 2018 12:34 PM
If he wanted to run from Messi then he should've joined Real Madrid. Then im sure he'd be number 2 in the world after Messi
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Golden Boots Mar 28, 2018 12:06 PM
He can't be the best in the world cause Messi is still playing, so he's move a big flop for him and a good one for Barcą cause they are in a great position of sweeping everything before them without him.

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