Neymar was too shy to speak to Messi when he joined Barcelona

Neymar has said that he was too shy to speak to Lionel Messi after arriving at Barcelona in 2013.

“I came into the dressing room, looked to one side and there was Messi, I looked the other and there was Xavi [Hernandez], [Andres] Iniesta, [Gerard] Pique, Dani Alves … I thought I was inside a video game,” Neymar said.

“One day I was playing with them on the console and the next I was there alongside them. The first month was the most complicated. I was ashamed to speak to Messi, [he and the others] were idols for me. I was the new arrival and the youngest more or less.”

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