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Neymar in awe of Messi

10 March 2012 15:10

Brazil international Neymar has spoken of his dream of reaching the same level as FIFA Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi.

The Santos attacker netted a hat-trick in his side's 3-1 Copa Libertadores win against Internacional shortly after Messi's quintet of goals against Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday.

But Neymar is not interested in comparisons with the Argentine.

"This so called rivalry between Messi and me does not exist. He is on another level. I have already said before that he is the best in the world. There's no doubt about that," Neymar said.

"I consider myself to be a fan of Messi, and hope that he puts in many more performances like that (against Leverkusen). I am doing whatever I can to one day reach the same level. He is already in full swing, and I hope to achieve the same."

Santos coach Muricy Ramalho earlier in the week described Neymar as a phenomenon, and stressed that the 20-year-old is one of the five best players in the world.

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