In particular, Neymar singled out the gesture from Messi in the match against Córdoba, when he rejected the chance to score his hat-trick from the penalty spot, instead offering the Brazilian an opportunity to feature amongst the scorers, as Barcelona thrashed the Andaluz side 8-0 away at Nuevo Arcangel.
"That penalty is a detail of Messi I'll never forget." Neymar explained, pointing out: "He is the best in the world and he could have scored his hat-trick in that game."
The significance of such a gesture from Messi, is one of team-work and the needs of the team, coming before any individual. A lesson that isn't lost on Neymar, who acknowledged: "Every day I learn from Messi and my team-mates. I learn from gestures like that."
Another important lesson learned by Neymar, is one of humility. When asked if he feels the 'MSN' trio he forms a part of, is better than any other attack in the world, compared to boastful comments of previous months, he suggested: "We're not better than anyone. We're simply trying to make our own history and to help our team-mates, so we can win games and demonstrate the football we're capable of."
Nonetheless, the hunger and ambition remains for Neymar and his team-mates at Barcelona, as they pursue silverware on three fronts.
He underlined: "Our objective is the treble. Since the start of the season, that's been our objective, and we're getting closer to it all the time. On Saturday we have a match in La Liga and we need to keep battling, to win the league."