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Luis Suarez explains what made his partnership with Lionel Messi and Neymar so special

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Luis Suarez has been talking about former team-mate Neymar and has explained just what made the Barcelona attack of Lionel Messi, Suarez and Neymar so very special.

The three players combined to become one of the best attacking trios the club has seen and Suarez has explained why they worked together so well.

“A guy from Uruguay, another from Argentina and one from Brazil -- they all said it couldn’t work. But it did. Because we both had respect for Messi, the best player in the world. But also because of Neymar’s talent, which already makes him a Ballon d’Or candidate now.

“And I stuck to my role, looked for space on the pitch, knew I had to make good runs to get chances. It was about building a good relationship, without any enviousness.

”We took penalties in turns and Gerard Pique said he never saw anything like that at this level. That’s why we felt sorry when he left. We were colleagues and friends.”

Source | Kicker

The trio was broken up last summer when Neymar moved to Paris Saint-Germain but Suarez reckons Neymar did not move for the money.

“We talked to him, Messi and I. Ney asked for our opinion. He had doubts. He was here for a long time [four years]. He had everything he needed.

”I don’t think he left because of the money. He has other goals he wants to achieve with Paris [Saint-Germain].”

All three players are on international duty ahead of the FIFA World Cup which kicks off in Russia next week.