Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Breaking Down the Possible Neymar-Messi Combinations for Barcelona

Barcelona's Brazilian right-back Dani Alves knows a fair bit about Neymar. More than the average Twitter users who tend to offer polarized views, at least—from being the best ever, based on five minutes of YouTube footage, to the most overrated in the world because he didn't score in a friendly against England.
"To be the best, first one must have humility, and I know that Neymar does have that," Alves said, according to "I'm sure in the future it will be very difficult to choose between him and Messi for the Ballon d'Or."
Those don't appear to be the immediate thoughts of Brazil's boy wonder, though.
The 21-year-old was unveiled at Camp Nou on Monday. After a few highly appreciated words in Catalan, he made all the right noises to aid Alves' comments.
He's either a young man with his feet on the ground and an inch of common sense, or one who is extremely well advised—either way, his introduction was positive.
"I am only here to help [Lionel] Messi carry on being the best in the world. I am not thinking about [the Ballon d'Or]."
With that out of the way, and Neymar happy to help, how does Tito Vilanova go about squeezing the Brazilian and the Argentinian into the same room?
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