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Despite the presence of stars such as four-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi, Xavi and Andres Iniesta, it is the winger who has caught the eye of the Brazilian

Neymar says Barcelona team-mate Pedro has surprised him the most out of all the world-class players at the club.

The Brazil international joined Barca from Santos in a deal worth €57 million and opened his account for his new employers as the Blaugrana thrashed a Thailand XI 7-1 this week.

However, it has not been Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta or other world-class talents which have caught the eye of the poster boy of Brazilian football, it was Pedro, who scored a hat-trick in the pre-season friendly.

Ahead of Barca's warm-up match against a Malaysia XI on Saturday, Neymar revealed to El Mundo Deportivo: "I really like Pedro a lot. He is capable of doing everything on the pitch.

"He scores, he runs without the ball, he attacks, he defends, he does it all. He is perhaps the player who has surprised me the most."

The tricky attacker then had his say on the Liga title race and insisted that Barcelona are not solely focusing on Real Madrid.

"We are not really thinking about Madrid. We don't talk about them in the dressing room. We are not obsessed with Madrid. There are other teams that we have to keep an eye on."

Barca finished 15 points clear of los Blancos last season.

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