Neymar to Real would be tough for Barcelona, says Messi


I think it's one of the most hard I've ever had, because I'm very close to a dream I have, which is the World Cup.

Neymar should be able to "regain match fitness" when he takes part in friendlies against Croatia on June 3 and Austria on June 10, Lasmar said.

"Here he won important titles, he won the Champions League and it would be a hard blow for everyone".

And speaking to TyC Sports, he said: "It would be awful, because of everything he means to Barcelona".

Brazil will need him showing all the skills that made him the world's most expensive footballer, with a record 222 million euros ($264 million) transfer from Barcelona to PSG last August. It would be a huge blow for everyone.

"It's a very hard time, I think it's the most hard I have had because we are so close to my dream, the World Cup. I do not need to go to another team to prove anything", the Argentina worldwide said when asked about moving to another club. It would make Madrid even stronger from a football point of view.

Zidane was also asked whether Neymar would be able to work alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, to which he responded: "Good players are always compatible".

Messi and Argentina begin their World Cup campaign against Iceland on June 16 after having lost on penalties to Germany in the final in 2014.

The Brazilian has refused to talk about the speculation and said he is concentrating on recovering from a foot injury in time for next month's World Cup.Messi, the five-times World Player of the Year, said he was looking forward to the tournament in Russian Federation and was targeting at least a semi-final place with Argentina.

'The World Cup is the biggest championship in the world, I just want to play and be a champion, ' Neymar told Desimpedidos in a Facebook interview.