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Neymar enjoying Messi link-up

Neymar says he has a 'wonderful' relationship with Lionel Messi and believes their partnership is progressing well at Barcelona.

Neymar's first season at the Camp Nou is almost at an end following his switch from Santos last summer, and he has enjoyed linking up with Messi.

They have not lined up in tandem in every match and more can be expected next term, but Neymar is relieved to have at least put to bed suggestions that they might not get along.

"[Messi and I] haven't played all the games together but I think that the affinity that we have, that we've been creating, is very good," he is quoted by Globo Esporte as telling CNN.

"The relationship that we have, it's been wonderful."

"Some people were saying we wouldn't get along, and that's been shown as being the opposite. He's a very relaxed guy, he's someone that I admire a lot."

Neymar's focus will soon switch to the World Cup in Brazil, and he is desperate for one of the most important periods in his career to have a happy ending.

"It's a dream that is about to happen and I hope that it also happens that we can win the title.

"It's a dream to put on the Brazil shirt, even more so at a World Cup in my own country. For me it's a great satisfaction."