It will be bad if Neymar joins Real Madrid, says Lionel Messi


The Brazilian has refused to talk about the speculation and said he is concentrating on recovering from a foot injury in time for next month's World Cup.Messi, the five-times World Player of the Year, said he was looking forward to the tournament in Russian Federation and was targeting at least a semi-final place with Argentina. Neymar's returning form might be a World cup winning factor for the Brazilian team.

"I think every important player wants to play at Real Madrid, they all want to come and play here, that's inevitable", he told a post-match news conference.

"If we win, I'll do whatever you want", he said.

Neymar refused to give any insight as to where he would be playing his football next season after picking up Ligue 1's Player of the Year award on Sunday evening.

Surely, Neymar will be looking to take Brazil all the way to glory this time with the humiliating defeat handed by the mighty Germans from the 2014 World Cup on the back of his mind.

"It's a very hard time, right?"

"Thank God I have this further opportunity, this further chance, to try to be a world champion for my country, which is a dream that I have had since childhood". "It is my goal. I hope it will be my Cup".

Neymar was on Tuesday included in the 23-man provisional Brazilian squad for the World Cup which starts in Russian Federation on June 14. Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the owner of PSG, is reported to be the main road block in their pursuit of Neymar, as he values the Brazilian as a major asset in image-building for the club and Qatar as a nation. Brazil has been formed in Group-E with Costa Rica, Serbia and Switzerland.

Argentina kick off their World Cup campaign against Iceland on June 16 and then face Nigeria and Croatia.They have struggled under coach Jorge Sampaoli, who took over a year ago and has won just five of his 10 games in charge.