The 30-year-old PSG player was quizzed by DAZN to give one-word answers to describe some of football’s biggest names.
He used ‘genius’ three times in a row, first for the Argentine, then for the Portuguese player, and then for Uruguayan Luis Suarez.
After the host made a joke about the same adjective being repeated, Neymar laughed it off and said: ‘That’s my opinion!’
When Goal asked leading players to pick between Ronaldo and Messi, Neymar plumped for his former Barcelona – and current PSG – teammate.
The Brazilian said: ‘Playing alongside Leo was a unique experience and we became friends.
‘Of those I’ve seen play, Messi is the best in history.’