Casemiro: Neymar is a ‘great friend’
Brazilian midfielder Casemiro has hailed the rivalry he shares with Neymar.
The duo have also seemed to be on opposite sides throughout their career. In Brazil, Casemiro played for São Paulo, while Neymar was with Santos. Now in Spain, Casemiro is at Real Madrid, with Neymar wearing the colours of arch-rivals Barcelona.
Despite being a part of one of world football’s biggest rivalries, Casemiro insists he and Neymar are great friends.
"This is definitely the stuff dreams are made of," the 21 year-old told Fifa.com. "We’ve even been joking around about it. We’ve been playing against each other our whole lives.
"It’s cool to have such a healthy friendship off the pitch with a player that you’ve taken on so many times. Over and above the rivalry we have, he’s a great friend of mine."
The duo will get the chance to face off against each other at the first El Clásico of the season next month.