Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has revealed how Lionel Messi has helped him both on and off the pitch since his move to the Catalans.
Suarez joined Barcelona from Liverpool in the summer of 2014 and has had a good relationship with the club's captain Messi. The duo has become good friends during their time together at the Camp Nou and Suarez says the pair hit it off right from the start.
"Messi has helped me a lot in my personal growth. We had an affinity from the beginning. From coexistence came friendship, and the moments I spent with him also helped on the pitch," he said.
"Everyone knows that he is the best in the world. He has proven it and continues to prove it day after day. He has shown me his companionship a thousand times. He helped me when I was fighting for the Golden Boot as I was too. The other day, at Eibar, he gave me a goal."
The two players are set to clash for their national teams over the international break when Uruguay take on Argentina in a friendly match on Monday.