Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva has attributed a part of his good form this season to a strong relationship with Argentine star player and Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi.

"When you are good friends and have a good relationship off the pitch, everything flows. My friendship with Leo is very strong and that shows on the pitch," Neymar said Monday.

The former Santos footballer explained that, on the contrary to what has been said by other forwards who have spent time at the Camp Nou, he has had "no problem" with Messi and he has immense respect for the Argentine. 

"He is the best player I have ever seen," he added.