Neymar Makes Stunning Statement About His Friendship With Messi Ahead of Copa America Final

Neymar Makes Stunning Statement About His Friendship With Messi Ahead of Copa America Final

  • Brazil and Argentina will be meeting in the final of the 2021 Copa America which will be played on Saturday, July 10
  • Argentina captain Lionel Messi and his former teammate at Barcelona Neymar will be going head to head
  • Neymar has however stated that what matters now is for him to win the trophy with Brazil on the match-day

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Neymar who is a Brazilian footballer has made it clear that his friendship with Lionel Messi will be put aside as both super footballers are set to meet in the final of the Copa America.

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has been superb so far in the 2021 Copa America tournament and it is not a fluke that his country are in the final where they will face Brazil on Saturday, July 8.

Neymar on the other hand has also been in great form for Brazil and he is looking forward to play in his first ever Copa America final.

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Neymar and Lionel Messi
Neymar and Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona. Photo by Ira L. Black
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According to the report on GOAL, Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar testified to the fact that Lionel Messi is his close pal, but stressed that he wants to be decorated with the Copa America title.

Neymar's reaction

"Messi is, as I've always said, the best player I've ever seen play and he's a great friend, but now we're in a final, we're rivals. I want to win and I really 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 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. The respect between us is still great but only one can win.''

Earlier, had reported how former Barcelona defender, Yerry Mina, was mocked by his ex-captain at Nou Camp Lionel Messi following his penalty miss while representing his country Colombia against Argentina.

Yerry Mina's dream of winning the Copa America title came to an end on Wednesday morning, July 7, as Argentina defeated him and his teammates on penalties to advance to the final.

Argentina started the match impressively with captain Lionel Messi firing in all cylinders to help his country having lost two Copa America finals before in his career.

The Barcelona captain provided a superb assist in the 7th minute for Lautaro Martinez to score the first goal for Argentina in the 7th minute of the encounter.

Lionel Messi and his teammates tried all they could to score another goal in the first half, but Colombian defenders were brilliant in their department as it ended 1-0 after 45 minutes.


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