It would be terrible to see Neymar at Real Madrid for everything he meant for Barcelona." This is how Leo Messi responded in an interview with TyC Sports of Argentina when he was asked about the possibility that the former Barça player, currently at Paris Saint-Germain, will be at the Bernabéu. "It would be a big blow for all the fans," added the FC Barcelona striker.
Messi confessed that he is not interested in becoming the best player in history. Every time I start a year I try to improve myself, win everything, leave everything behind every time I go out on the field, give the maximum for my teammates and for me. It does not change anything to be the best in history."
He added: "I always want to improve myself and I do not compete with anyone, because I do not play to be the best in history but to improve myself year after year and keep winning. The more titles you win at the end of the race, the better. And, obviously, winning with the national team would be the best, but I have not won one.
He reiterated that he does not compete with the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo and appreciated that Real Madrid win even playing badly, something that Barcelona do not usually do.
For Messi, the best candidate to win the World Cup are Brazil, because they have very good players, a very strong defense and strikers who "liquidate" you. "They have strong players. They know very well what they are doing and what they should do," he explained.
He also put Spain as a candidate "for the players they have" and "for the way they play", which, for him, is more eye-catching than Brazil`s. "Germany are always there, France also have very good players" he added.