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Pele: Neymar can be better than Barcelona teammate Messi

Pele believes Neymar can match the heights of his new Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi.

Pele is convinced Neymar will live up to his billing in Spain.

"Neymar was undoubtedly the best player in Brazil. He now will have the experience of playing outside in Barcelona, which will be wonderful for him.

"We are talking about two really good players, but the difference is that Neymar does not have the same experience as Messi, who already has extensive experience with Barca. I think Neymar can play better than Messi ... or maybe not ... we'll see."

Pele continued: "I met with the president of Santos, Neymar's agent and the player himself, and I said he could not go to English football, because the style of play does not suit him. I recommended he go to Spain, where technical ability is appreciated and they respect the players who always play with the ball.

"He must keep his characteristics and not change his style of play. I am calm because Barca has a way of playing and a system that fits well with Neymar."

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