Rakitić says Neymar can emulate Messi
The Croatian international has stressed that Messi remains the best, but is confident his Brazilian team-mate can reach the same heights.
Neymar has been in sublime form this season after a difficult first season at Camp Nou following his transfer from Santos and has already netted 17 goals in 20 La Liga outings. Rakitić told Cadena SER: "Messi is the best. I can see that, you can see that and everybody who sees him play can see that. has what it takes to reach the same heights as Messi. He is still very young and already very important for us. He will only get better in the years to come."