Neymar excelling under the tutelage of Lionel Messi


Lionel Messi is, undoubtedly, the best footballer in the history of football. The way in which he has influenced the most successful European club in the past decade is little short of magical, as is his relentless desire to excel both on and off the pitch on a daily basis.

Messi has been fortunate enough to have been surrounded by world-class talent from the moment he made his professional debut at only 17 years of age. Having learned alongside teammates of the calibre of Ronaldinho, Samuel Eto'o or Thierry Henry definitely helped him become an unstoppable forward capable of terrorising rivals with ease.

READ my ESPN column "Neymar growing in skill and stature under the tutelage of Lionel Messi" here.