- Neymar said he was so scared to talk to Messi when he first arrived at Barcelona
- The Brazilian joined the Catalans from Santos for a club record fee in 2013
- Neymar said the only interaction he had with Barca players was playing them in video games
Barcelona star Neymar says speaking to Lionel Messi when he first moved to Barcelona was embarrassing.
The club icon joined the Catalans from Santos in 2013. for a club record fee.
“I would walk into the dressing room and I would look to one side and see Messi and then I would look to the other side and I would see Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique and Dani Alves,” Neymar told Brazilian TV show Caldeirao do Huck.
The Brazilian says he felt like he was in a video game, any time he entered the dressing room and saw some of the players.
He said: “I thought that I was inside a video game. One day I was playing with them on the games console and then the next day I was there next to them.
“The first month was very difficult and to begin with I was embarrassed to speak to Messi, as these guys were idols. They were idols to me, while I was the new arrival and still very young.”
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