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Barcelona star Neymar aiming 'to make history'

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Brazilian star Neymar has revealed that he aims to make history with Barcelona as they go in search of yet more silverware. 

22-year-old Neymar joined the Catalan giants from Brazilian outfit Santos for a fee believed to be in the region of £48.6 million during the summer, subsequently forming one half of arguably the most formidable attacking duo in world football with fellow South American Lionel Messi.

Under the guidance of new boss Gerardo Martino, reigning champions Barca have enjoyed a solid start to their La Liga title defence and, despite being held to a goalless draw at Osasuna last weekend, currently sit top of the table having amassed 25 points from their opening nine games. 

Evidently still adapting to his new surroundings, Neymar boasts a relatively modest record of two goals in eight Spanish top-flight games so far this season.

Far from being disappointed with life at Barca, however, the Brazil international - who is sure to be one of the stars of the 2014 World Cup in his native nation - is aiming big.

"To make history at the club and win every competition possible," he replied when questioned on his objectives during an interview with Gol-T that was quoted by Spanish newspaper Marca.

Neymar was also quick to re-assert his belief that Messi remains the best player in the world and claimed it was Barcelona's famous style of football that convinced him to join the club.

"It's a responsibility, but it's a responsibility I am very pleased to accept, because Messi is the best player in the world, in my view.

"Everyone always loves Barcelona's style of play and any footballer has to carry it in their heart. That's why I decided to come to Barcelona," he added.

Following their 1-1 draw with AC Milan in the Champions League last night, Barcelona return to domestic action on Saturday in a keenly-anticipated 'El Clasico' derby against fierce rivals Real Madrid.

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