Is Neymar better without Messi?
Neymar shows a whole new dimension of him when the responsibility falls on his shoulders.Under pressure his creativity with the game is a must watch. The experience is obviously present there, as seen in his international performances for Brazil.He is the captain of the Brazil national football team after all, but is he restricted at FC Barcelona?
Neymar is an incredibly gifted player whose dribbling and creativity are at the front of his list of impressive skills. But, at club games it looks like those have gone to the back-seat. One might argue that Messi provides more than enough creativity for the team, and that if these two players try to emulate the same trick, they’ll get in each other’s way.
There were some situations where Suarez was in a better position in comparison with Messi, and yet the ball was passed to Messi. Granted it is . Messi can probably wing it in Barcelona’s favour and convert it into a chance, but passing it to Suarez might produce a superior and a more clear chance.All of this charges when Messi is not on the field ,Neymar voluntarily takes all also with the burden of creation. In his last 5 games he’s got 5 goals and 5 assists, in all competitions.
It is admirable that he stepped up and delivered when the club needed him the most.By doing this he has proved that he can do more things than he is doing for Brazil. Taking charge.
It is a very small sample article to start producing conclusions when it comes to how effective and attacking Neymar can be when he is the driver of this team, but so far the signs are positive.Last season Neymar created 52 chances in 33 Liga games, and this time he has already produced 27 chances in just 8 Liga games.The ability and potential in Neymar is present, it’s just a question of utilizing it properly.
Neymar needs to break himself free from that primal urge of passing Messi every time. He needs to bring his form of Brazil in his club games.
Is Messi disturbing Neymar’s ability to unleash his full powers?
No, not at all. If anything it’s doing that is making Neymar mature as a player. But, letting Neymar take the charge once in a while is not helpful for Neymar’s growth as a player but also for the team.A team which has won every tournament cannot practice the If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it policy in this days. Evolution is a necessity now, not a choice.