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Neymar told to change sports if he wants to be get out of Messi’s shadow

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Neymar may be one of the biggest names in world football, but the award of best player belongs to Lionel Messi, who broke yet another record by scoring against Chelsea last night in the Champions League – albeit a personal one that many people have focused on too much.

Now, according to Thierry Henry, if Neymar wants to step out of Messi’s shadow – something he reportedly left Barcelona to do – he needs to consider changing sports, as Messi is simply too good and no one will be seen as the GOAT while he is around – even Neymar.

Marca report Henry said: “I don’t know if Neymar left Barcelona to get out of Messi’s shadow.

“What is true is that all players are in Messi’s shadow, and if Neymar doesn’t want to be, he should change sport.”

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Chelsea FC and FC Barcelona at Stamford Bridge on February 20, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)


Neymar made the huge move to PSG from Barcelona last summer, and while the player is well on the way to adding a Ligue 1 title to his trophy cabinet, a huge amount of work needs to be done in the Champions League if his side are to progress.

With Real Madrid having a commanding lead from the first leg, they certainly need to pull something out of the bag if they want to knock the holders out – and will also have to stop Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored twice despite being poor for parts of the game and missing chances at times.

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Neymar has been linked with a move to Real Madrid – which would be sensational on a number of levels, and if he feels PSG can’t provide what he needs to be the best in the world, that may well happen.

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