The Brazilian was spectacular in Barca’s 2-1 victory over Juventus in the International Champions Cup, he scored both goals, generally looked very-very good, and after the game his coach repeated how crucial he is for the team.
Barcelona will not do without Neymar
Ernesto Valverde told reporters, most probably using this slight exaggeration to send Neymar a message about how wanted and needed he is at Barcelona.
We want him to be with us and we know the impact he has in our game. It’s clear
the Blaugrana coach said. Neymar not only remains heavily linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, but newer reports have started shedding light on details of his deal with the French club, as if the move is one step away from happening.
As for his team’s performance, Valverde had every reason to be satisfied.
We wanted to try to take the initiative, try to be together, always intending to dominate the game knowing the difficulty of the opponent. We are also in a phase where we have to add minutes and take confidence. This victory is very positive
the Barcelona coach said. Next up for the Blaugrana, Manchester United, on Wednesday.