Ex-Barcelona defender i has said that the trident of Messi, Suarez and Neymar are the best in the world and the way they help out each other through thick and thin is something unusual in football.
The trio was criticized due to a sudden slump in form which resulted in their side being dumped out of the UEFA Champions League. The Catalan side managed to make a comeback in La Liga by hammering Deportivo and Sporting and regained control of La Liga with just three games to play.
“Messi, Suarez and Neymar are the best trident in history,” Belletti said. “In the good times, but also in bad moments, they help each other. That is something unusual in the world of football.”, the former player told FC Barcelona TV.
Messi’s consistent performances made the former Barcelona defender compare him to the Legendary Brazil player Pele.
“[Messi] is the Pele of my generation after keeping his level so high for so many years,” he said. “He is so great that he has been capable of making other good footballers be forgotten in the fight to be the best in the world.”
Neymar has seen the biggest dip in form and as expected he has faced large amount of criticism from many Barca fans but Belletti was confident that the player will come good in the future.
“[Neymar] is learning every day at Barca, above all, with the pressure and responsibility of being a leading player,” he said. “He is still very young, he has a long road ahead of him, and we must have patience when some games do not go well for him. I am convinced that Neymar will bring a lot of joy for Barca.”
The former Barca player was extremely pleased with the way former Liverpool striker Suarez has stepped it up in the past couple of games scoring 8 goals.
“It is impressive how he has taken on the responsibility,” he said. “He has that alongside Messi and Neymar. What he has achieved deserves a lot of praise.”
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