Fabio Capello has suggested that Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Neymar could emulate the likes of Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp in becoming a virtually unbeatable partnership.

The former England manager and Real Madrid coach praised the signing of the Brazilian - who completed a £49million move from Santos in June - and had some words of warning for his Bernabeu successor Carlo Ancelotti.

"Neymar is an extraordinary player, with unique quality," he told Spanish television channel Antena 3. 

"He has speed, technical quality, shoots with both feet and knows how to always be in the best position [on the pitch]."

The Russia boss added: "I think it will be very difficult to beat Messi and Neymar together, because they have, at all times, the ability to score goals. 

"This is important if you want to win trophies in every competition."

Capello seemingly questioned whether Barcelona, regarded by many as the greatest ever team, could match the invincible status achieved by his own AC Milan side, headed by Marco van Basten and Daniele Massaro. 

In doing so, the Italian ranks Messi and Neymar alongside Arsenal's Premier League winning attack of 2004, as well as both Serie A sides who famously managed unbeaten seasons - Juventus in 2011/12 and Milan in 1991/92.

Meanwhile, he had some simple advice for the current Real manager and fellow Italian: "When you go to Madrid, you need to be aware that the club comes before the players, the coach, before everything," Capello concluded.

So it seems the experienced coach thinks the weaknesses in Real Madrid's set-up could help the Catalan giants achieve truly legendary status this season.

 

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