Messi is a recipient of high praise from teammate Neymar, after he won his fifth Ballon d’Or.
Neymar came in third behind ronaldo and Messi, as the Barcelona man won his fifth gong.
“As far as I am concerned, Leo is from another planet,” Neymar said.
“For me, Messi is the best in the world, he’s my idol and I hope we can enjoy watching him for years to come.
“It’s been one of the best days of my life, I enjoyed watching from the front row as Leo won and spending the day by the side of two of the best players there.
“I hope I can be at the ceremony again.”
Neymar said he had asked Messi for advice on how to win his own Ballon d’Or, but it seems the Argentinean’s response was rather simple.
“Yeah: play better,” Neymar said.