quote by Neymar

I think playing against [Lionel Messi] is pretty difficult. Playing by the side of the best of the world is always good. Things get easier. And if I have to win, may it be by Messi's side. It would be great.

— Neymar

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I think I respect everyone votes and everyone must respect my votes.

My vote bdo in 2015 was for [Lionel] Messi because, for me, he had an amazing season and he deserved to win.

Lionel messi quote All change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.
All change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.

[Lionel Messi] is great in any position.

Lionel messi quote Change is hard at the beginning, messy in the middle, gorgeous at the end.
Change is hard at the beginning, messy in the middle, gorgeous at the end.

For me, Lionel Messi is quite clearly the best player ever.

It’s a pleasure to put myself against him and when I finish my career it’s something I can look back on and know I’ve tested myself against the very best.

Lionel Messi? When I played against him at Sevilla it was always very difficult, so now I'm pleased that we're on the same side. He's just fantastic.

Even from when Lionel Messi was very young I could see that he was a great player. A lot of people spoke about him, and then when I saw him myself for the first time I could see the amazing quality that he had. I didn't teach him anything - he had enough quality himself.

Lionel Messi is the most amazing player I have ever seen.

You know, I'd actually say Lionel Messi.

He's so remarkable, watching him play he's probably still undervalued. When you're scoring five goals in one Champions League match, there's no value that's too high.

Lionel Messi is very much the team player, while Cristiano is very ego-driven.

I think Ashley Young is world class, Id put him in a bracket with Lionel Messi and Ronaldo

Lionel Messi is a wonderful player. Very skillful. Highly intelligent. He is not good in the air.

I love soccer, love tennis... Roger Federer has been a favourite for a long, long time. The kind of consistency he has shown, 16 Grand Slam titles... The way he handles himself in pressure situations is admirable... He is so calm... In soccer, I'm a huge fan of Barcelona... I like watching Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and David Villa.

When I see Lionel Messi play soccer, he lets the game come to him.

He lets the game unveil itself to him, then like a lion he eats the whole thing.

That's a funny thing, because it's 3 rivals who get a long great on the club that are friends [Neimar, Lionel Messi and Louise Alberto Suarez]. And it's something kinda impossible to imagine that it would happen. But it did and things have been working for us. Of course we mess with each other when someone goes to the national team, but we get a long great.

You couldn't put a value on him, he's on another planet.

For me, Lionel Messi is undoubtedly the No.1 player in the world.

Lionel Messi is the best player ever.

Player I would like to sign for Internazionale? It's easy, the strongest in Europe at the moment is Lionel Messi, so I would say him. Messi has amazing qualities, he is the best of all, number one. That is unquestiionable.

Critics have always questioned whether players like Pele from the 50s could play today. Lionel Messi could play in the 1950s and the present day, as could Di Stefano, Pele, Maradona, Cruyff because they are all great players. Lionel Messi without question fits into that category.