The 22-year-old lit up Cordoba with his 'Lambreta' and revealed that he was gutted to miss the return match due to a hamstring injury
Damiao provided the stand-out moment of the first match when, in a game that eventually ended 0-0, he performed an exquisite 'Lambreta' trick which saw him loop the ball over Emiliano Papa, pick it up on the other side of the defender and smash against the woodwork.
A knock on club duty for Inter has ruled the striker out of tonight's return match in Belem, but Damiao believes Neymar can pick up where he left off.
"Neymar is another man who can do the same play," the Brazilian affirmed in an interview with Ole, before confessing that watching the game on the sidelines will be tough.
"It brings me great sadness. I think that having the chance to play in such a massive clasico is something very special. Every player dreams of playing for their national team."
The 22-year-old finished by revealing that he dreamed of a meeting with Argentina captain Lionel Messi, who he singled out as without equal in the world of football.
"What can you say about Messi, I think it has all been said already! He is a fantastic player, right now the best in the world," Damiao stated.
"He has incredible quality, he scores and assists goals. He is helping Barcelona to play really well, it is a great advantage for them."