'Neymar: The Chaos':Not much of Messi, but docu sheds light on his relationship with Neymar
'Neymar: The Chaos' has been one of the much-anticipated sports documentaries on Netflix, and the three-episode series that follows the life and times of Brazilian superstar forward Neymar Jr, doesn't disappoint. From shedding light on his meteoric rise and equally horrendous lows — on and off the pitch, the docu also talks about his relationship with another legend — Lionel Messi. The good news: Messi features in the Netflix docu, the bad news: There's not od inside scoop of his move to PSG in 2021.
And rightfully so. This documentary was all about Neymar and what it does is show the relationship between the two best forwards to play the game. While most anticipated a major ego clash between the two superstars when Neymar penciled a contract with FC Barcelona, it was quite the opposite as the struggling Brazilian was made more comfortable by Messi. What followed were some stunning results that skyrocketed the fame of the club and the duo.
Neymar vividly recollects the time when he was flailing at Barcelona and was crying in the restroom. This caught Messi off-guard who had wandered in. He consoled his teammate asking to play just the way he did at Santos, Brazil and that was all Neymar needed to switch gears. The series also follows his shocking move to PSG, and the forward was quick to add that there was no bad blood between the two, nor did it have anything to do with the fact that Barcelona was all Messi.
"He wanted to move away from his comfort zone," his father Neymar Sr explains in 'Neymar: The Chaos'. It was just that Neymar wanted to expand his repertoire and develop his skills and he had done all he could at FCB. Perhaps his greatest achievement with the team was when they finished runners-up in the UEFA Champions League. While they lost to Robert Lewandowski and Bayern Munich in the final, their journey was magical and even more special as it was during the time the world was reeling from the damage caused by the Coronavirus.
In 2021, Messi shocked the world by making his move to the same club as Neymar. The six-time Ballon d'Or winner signed a two-year deal with the French club He has an option for a third - worth £25m (totals to $28,181,715.70) per year after tax, plus bonuses. Soon after his signing with PSG, Neymar welcomed Messi with a heartwarming video on Instagram. He captioned the post, "Back Together".
'Neymar: The Chaos' is currently streaming on Netflix.