But we also know what Neymar can bring.
The 33-year-old followed up that statement by saying he would clear up his future soon but with Portugal's World Cup campaign in Russian Federation - where Ronaldo will be the talisman for the Euro 2016 winners - coming up, no update can be expected until next month.
Messi's long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal will arrive as the reigning European champions but they are not considered among the favorites in Russian Federation.
When translated, it reads, "Happy to return to my selection and have the first training and of course this is the winning team".
"So if Cristiano is at his best we can do something special at the World Cup, for sure".
"It is Cristiano who has to make the decision to continue, whether he wants to or not". The World Cup is probably the most special competition in football, you can only play it once every four years and not everyone gets the chance.
"The encounter between the captain of the national soccer team and the two children" was a "moment full of emotion and happiness", the organization said. But Coutinho firmly believes that they will play well in Russian Federation. Ronaldo himself scored goals not scored, but has remained the best scorer of the tournament with 15 goals. Real Madrid's Marcelo, with his wild hair, is now one of the best footballers in the world. Messi has a La Liga winners medal, but Ronaldo has another Champions League victory and has been impressive with Portugal, so the odds look to be tipping just in his favour.