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Neymar at the press conference/ PHOTO: CBF

As hosts, the Brazilian team are of course guaranteed a spot at next year's World Cup, so they are playing two friendlies this weekend. On Saturday they face Australia, with the second match against Portugal next Tuesday. Barça's Dani Alves and Neymar will both be involved and this summer's signing held a press conference today and spoke about his experience in Barcelona: "I have a relaxed and quiet life there and I am thrilled with everything. I love the city, the Club and the people I am working with. Everything is in place to be perfect".

Neymar also explained: “my aim is to play in the best competitions in the world and that's what I'm getting with Barça.  I'm gradually getting to know how everyone plays and they are finding out about me".

Barça give me plenty of freedom to attack, just like I had at my last club and with the national teamNeymar is beginning to adapt to Barça's footballing style and insisted: “I am still the same as always, I'm not any more restrained at all, Barça give me plenty of freedom to attack, just like I had at my last club and with the national team".

“Since Felipe Scolari has come in I come back to cover the full back and one of Barça's characteristics is how we press when we lose the ball. That's something I've introduced into my game and I am working on".

“Messi is on a different level”

Neymar's relationship with Leo Messi was also brought up at the press conference: “Messi is on a different level. I admire him and respect him. He's been teh best player in the world on four consecutive ocassions and he's got it all to win it again".

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