Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward Neymar has described the iconic duo Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in one word.
According to DAZN Canada, the Brazilian labeled the two longtime rivals “genius.”
It is the right description for both legendary forwards given the extraordinary careers they have both accomplished.
Messi is a seven-time Ballon d’Or winner while Ronaldo has five to his name.
The Portuguese forward is a five-time Champions League winner while the Argentine has four European titles.
The list goes on and on, but very few know Messi quite like Neymar does. The duo were together at Barcelona and enjoyed huge success as part of the incredible ‘MSN’ attacking trio alongside Luis Suarez.
The pair won the Champions League once and the La Liga title twice. Neymar scored 105 goals and contributed 76 assists during his time at the Nou Camp, playing with Messi. The Argentinian, who became the greatest of all time in Catalonia, bagged an astonishing 672 goals and 303 assists in 778 appearances during his 16 seasons at Barcelona.
Neymar left Barca to join PSG for a world record €222 million in 2017. Messi was reunited with Neymar in Paris last summer after a bittersweet departure from the Catalan giants.
The pair won the Ligue 1 title last season and have started the new campaign off in scintillating form.
The Brazil captain has nine goals and seven assists in six appearances, while the Argentina skipper has four goals and six assists in six.
Neymar wants to play with Ronaldo following spells with Messi
The Portuguese managed 24 goals in 38 appearances last season but has started the new campaign off in disappointing fashion.
He has not scored or assisted in his first seven appearances amid speculation that he does not want to be at Old Trafford.
PSG were touted to bring him to the Parc des Princes but the Ligue 1 champions turned down the opportunity to do so, per ESPN.
It would have been the perfect opportunity to see Neymar finally get his wish of playing with the Portuguese.