Neymar: 'Lionel Messi is still the best'

Neymar: 'Messi is still the best'
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Barcelona forward Neymar insists that his teammate Lionel Messi is still the best player in the world.

Barcelona forward Neymar has said that his teammate Lionel Messi is still the best player in the world.

The Argentine has faced criticism from some sections this season despite scoring 39 times in a campaign that has seen him miss two months through injury.

"I can say that I train every day with Leo and to me me he is the best, he's a special player," he told Sport.

Neymar is currently on the sidelines with a foot injury, but is expected to return for Barcelona's final home league game of the season, which is against current La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos Junior celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs RC Celta de Vigo at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 26, 2014
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