Ronaldinho: Messi improving Neymar


Ronaldinho was at the peak of his powers when Messi broke onto the scene and the Five-time Ballon d'Or winner benefitted greatly from playing alongside the Brazilian maestro during his formative years.

It appears that since Neymar arrived at the Nou Camp that Messi has taken him under his wing and helped him improve, giving him very much the same attention he was afforded by Ronaldinho.

"The attention and dedication that I had for Messi, he is doing the same for Neymar," Ronaldinho said. "It is very important for an experienced player to show the way and share the journey with a young player and Messi is doing that.

"This is why Neymar is adapting and playing very well at Barcelona. Neymar is a talent and is a good friend. He is one of the top players in the world. It's very important to have experienced and young players to make a good team."