Neymar makes fun of Messi ahead Copa America final
Brazilian forwarder Neymar speaks about his role model, mentor, and his friend Leo Messi
Neymar and Leo Messi will meet each other in the Cops America Final, Date on Saturday 10th July 2021.
However, he insisted he will put their friendship aside and fight for his first Copa American.
Meanwhile, Messi leads the tournament with five goals and three assists while Ney mar has 2 goals and 3 assists.
“Messi is, as I’ve always said, the best player I’ve ever seen play and he’s a great friend,” Neymar said.
“But now we‘re in a final, we’re rivals.
I want to win and I want to win this title, which would be my first Copa America.
“Messi has been looking for his first title with the national team for many years
and every time we [Brazil] are not present at the tournament, I cheered for him.
“That’s what I’ve been cheering for in the 2014 World Cup final when he faced Germany.
“Now Brazil is in the dispute, so our friendship is on the line [laughs].
The respect between us instill great but the only one can win.”
He added: “When you’re friends with someone, it’s hard to forget the friendship you have.
but for example, when you play video games with a friend, you want to beat him anyway.
It’ll be the same thing on Saturday.”
Neymar also hit out on Instagram about Brazilian fans who have turned on the national team and opted to support rivals Argentina.
“I’m Brazilian with a lot of pride, with a lot of love.
My dream was always to be in the Brazilian national team and hear the fans singing,” he wrote.
“I’ve never supported or will support against anything Brazil is competing for, whatever the sport or modeling contest.”