Neymar says friendship between 'MSN' makes them better players

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Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.

The three South Americans have forged an incredible partnership on the pitch for Barcelona over the previous two campaigns.

The attacking trident - nicknamed MSN due to the initials of their surnames - scored an incredible 122 goals for the Spanish club last season as they led their side to a historic treble.


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They have already scored 103 goals between them this term and look set to surpass their tally by some distance as they seek to complete yet another treble.

The Catalan club are eight points clear in La Liga, while they’re through to the final of the Copa del Rey where they face Sevilla.

They also have one foot in the last-eight of the Champions League after beating Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium in the first-leg.

Messi, Suarez and Neymar appear to have a fantastic relationship on the pitch and have a complete understanding of each other’s game.

But are the Argentine, Uruguayan and Brazilian actually really good friends? Or do they just do their business on the pitch?

Neymar reveals all:

"[With Leo and Luis] we get along very well," he told Goal. "Not only on the field, but mostly off it. 

"Today I can say we became friends, and when that happens in football you help your mates even more during the matches.

"We developed a strong bond, being three South American players and 'rivals', it's something very hard to accomplish, but we did it, playing together and forging a good friendship. But most importantly, it's working well on the field,” he added.

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Neymar arrived at the Nou Camp from Santos in 2013 but began life in Spain fairly slowly. The 24-year-old only managed 15 goals in all competitions in his debut season.

But after the introduction of Luis Suarez in 2014, the trio hit it off instantly helping Luis Enrique’s side to win all three trophies.

But they’ve hit even greater heights this campaign and have probably established themselves as the best three players in the world.

So, Neymar insists that the three superstars are best friends, hence why their performances on the pitch are so impressive.

But striking partnerships don’t necessarily need a good relationship.

Former Manchester United duo Andy Cole and Teddy Sheringham scored plenty of goals for the Red Devils but they had an active dislike for each other.

"We played together for years. We scored a lot of goals. I never spoke a single word to him," Cole once said, as per the Daily Mail.

"People wonder how on earth we could function like that.

"But I've just loathed him personally for 15 years.”

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