"Imagine you're 24 years old, earning what I earn and having all that I have," Neymar said. "Wouldn't you be the same as me?" Well, yeah.
The sportswear behemoth dominated the Euro 2016 and the Copa America finals this summer and, for the moment at least, look to have a lead role on the international stage.
Lionel Messi has stepped away from the international stage without equalling Diego Maradona's achievements. Yet the oddity is that, in many ways, the younger man's achievements far outstrip those of his predecessor.
In his anger at the state of things, Messi has taken a drastic decision. Unfortunately, everyone else is now following his lead and leaving a country in crisis. Sound familiar?
Messi Says "The National Team is Over for Me," Appears to Quit International Play After Copa America Loss
But it's harsh words, steeped in the feeling of the moment. Hard to tell if it will blow over or not.
You could almost argue Messi's playing another sport, of which Pulisic is a fan.
Leo Messi is for everyone.