- Neymar has given his say on Messi's performance against Ecuador
- The PSG man inisist he is happy Messi made it to Russia 2018
- The Brazilian left Messi's team Barcelona in the summer to join PSG for a world record fee
Brazilian talisman Neymar has reacted to Messi's superb performance to inspire Argentina's qualification for Russia 2018.
The 30-year-old Argentine scored three times for his country in their 3-1 win over Ecuador on Wednesday morning, October 11, a result that sent the Albiceleste to the World Cup in Russia.
Neymar, who played in Brazil's 3-0 win over Chile has said he is glad Messi helped his team qualify for the tournament.
Messi tried to convince Neymar to stay at Camp Nou when PSG came calling in the summer, but the Brazilian insisted on leaving, which made people feel there will be bad blood between the two iconic footballers.
But Neymar insists there is no love lost between him and the Argentine captain and confessed that he was happy Messi made it through to Russia.
"I'm happy for him," he said, according Ligue1.com, "I'm happy to see a friend participate in such an important competition, I also have friends in the Chile team but we're men, we have to play to win every game." The PSG man added.
Neymar has had a blistering start to his Ligue 1 career, the former Santos man has eight goals in his first eight PSG games and has racked up a torrent of assists alongside Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe, too.
Barcelona has coped successfully with life after Neymar, with the Catalans sitting five points clear at the top of La Liga having played just seven games and Messi has 14 goals in just 11 appearances.