Barcelona forward Neymar has revealed that not everything was rosy when he first arrived at the club in 2013.
The 24-year-old says Lionel Messi helped him a lot to settle into the club and gave him great advice.
“I have a nice story about Messi,” Neymar told CNN on Thursday.
“Soon after I arrived, it was not a great moment in my career and he was the one who helped me. He saw that I was sad, with my head down, that things were not going right for me.
“He told me to keep going, to be happy and to play the way I know. He told me this and he helped me a lot at that moment in time.