Lucas Moura would prefer Neymar ahead of Lionel Messi at PSG

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Lucas Moura has admitted that he fancies playing alongside Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain rather than Lionel Messi.

Moura has had the opportunity to share a dressing room with Neymar while playing for Brazil and insists his compatriot would be more successful than the Argentine ace in Ligue 1.

In an interview with Canal+, as per the Daily Mail, the winger even revealed he wouldn't mind have to fight with his international teammate for a place in the team.


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“Hosting Messi at Paris? Yes, why not. Or a [Karim] Benzema or Lewandowski.

“But I prefer Neymar. It would be good for me and for the club, even if he plays in the same position as me.”


The Barcelona duo of Messi and Neymar have been in scintillating form this season, picking up from where they left off last year and are well on course to replicate last year’s brilliant treble.

Their combined goal tally in La Liga currently stands at 43 goals with 20 assists between the two and their relationship with Luis Suarez has been instrumental in the Catalan club’s dominance over the last 18 months.

Meanwhile, the French giants, too, having already wrapped up the league title, are now targeting a European triumph, having already progressed to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Laurent Blanc’s men will believe this year is their best chance of bringing European glory to Parc des Princes and are geared up for another English heavyweight in the form of Manchester City in the next round.


Moura, himself, remains a pivotal member of the squad, especially in league fixtures, but the manager has tended to use him as a substitute in the Champions League.

The Brazilian has featured in 40 matches for the Parisians in all competitions in 2015-16, scoring nine goals and assisting five with a pass success rate of 86.5%, according to WhoScored.

Head coach Dunga has ignored Moura for the latest international fixtures, but the PSG midfielder will hope he can prove himself at club level to earn his place back for this summer's Copa America.

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