Neymar Santos said goodbye to Santos FC today in a match against Flamengo that ended 0-0. Afterwards he said it “will be a huge honor to play with Messi, Xavi and Iniesta”, his future mates at FC Barcelona.
“It hasn’t really sunk in that I’m “joining “the best team in the world” but it will be “an honor to play there,” said Neymar, who revealed that the person who most insisted that he join Barcelona was back Dan Alves.
“Playing with Messi will be a dream, with him and all the other Barca players,” added the 21-year old.
Neymar took the opportunity to once again thank the fans of Santos for their “love” and “understanding”, as he’s made his decision to jump to Spanish football.
“It is a pleasure, an honor to have been with this team,” said the striker, who said that his departure to Barcelona will not be a farewell to the Saints. “It’s only a see you later. I’ll be back,” he said.