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Neymar living the dream with Messi

sports Updated: Aug 01, 2013 23:40 IST

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Barcelona’s new recruit Neymar says he is living a boyhood dream after completing a high-profile move from Santos at the end of May and joining up with his idol Lionel Messi.

The 21-year-old Brazil forward made his Barca debut as a late substitute in a 2-2 friendly draw at Polish side Lechia Gdansk and could make his first appearance at the Nou Camp when the La Liga champions play Santos on Friday.

“When I am training it feels like being in a dream,” Neymar said.

“A dream I had when I was a kid and that is coming true now,” he added. “I turn my head and there is Messi. Or Xavi, (Andres) Iniesta or (Carles) Puyol. I feel complete, it is like a dream. I am really, really happy.”

“He is wonderful, Messi. He is always happy, he is a great guy. We talk every day. Don’t worry, I am sure there is going to be no problem at all. He is my idol. For me, he is the best. I respect him a lot and I hope to be able to help him out.”