Lionel Messi Tips 'Fabulous' Neymar as Future Ballon d'Or Winner

Argentine Lionel Messi said his partnership with Neymar at Barcelona was becoming increasingly efficient as he hailed the Brazilian as "a great player".

updated: October 02, 2014 23:41 IST
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Messi and Neymar share a laugh during a training session for Spanish giants Barcelona.


Madrid: Four-time world player of the year Lionel Messi on Thursday hailed his "fabulous" Barcelona team-mate Neymar as a future Ballon d'Or winner.

A year after 22-year-old Neymar's arrival at Barcelona, the two South American stars are becoming increasingly at ease with each other on the pitch.

Their partnership has been one of the keys to La Liga leaders Barcelona's success so far this season with Neymar scoring four of his six goals from Messi passes.

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