Neymar said this while paying a short-and-sweet tribute to Messi on Instagram.
The Brazilian posted a picture of himself with Messi in which they were seen talking during PSG’s 7-1 win over Lille on Sunday.
Neymar lauded Messi as a friend and an idol, thanking football for bringing them together.
Both players were heavily involved in PSG’s win over Lille in their Ligue 1 fixture last weekend.
Neymar bagged a brace while Messi scored a goal and picked up an assist.
His post on Instagram had a caption that roughly translates as “Idol and friend. Thank you football.”