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PSG fullback Daniel Alves: Neymar had to quit Barcelona because of Messi

PSG fullback Daniel Alves says Neymar made the right decision to leave Barcelona for Paris.

Both Brazil internationals joined PSG last summer.

And Alves told FIFA's website: "Is Neymar ready to become the best player in the world? I believe that, with (Lionel) Messi, he is the most destabilizing player currently in world football.

"But he needed to get a little out of Leo's shadow. Playing with someone like Messi is the most incredible thing that can happen in a career but at the same time, you will always have a doubt as to whether the quality is really in you or if it's him who makes you to play better.

"Personally, I could play with Messi throughout my career, but he's Argentinian, while Ney and I are Brazilian! At some point, we have to face each other! (laughs) I think we are better able to achieve individual goals when we are not too close to a player like that."

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