Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez best trident in Barcelona history – Villa
David Villa has entitled the Barcelona attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez as “undoubtedly” the best ever in the club’s history.
Debate has always raged over if the current ‘MSN‘ partnership should be counted as the best, even ahead of the 2011 lineup or the popular attacking trio of Messi, Thierry Henry and Samuel Eto’o, who pushed Barca to the treble back in 2009.
But Villa has very little doubt that Messi, Suarez and Neymar – who have motivated Luis Enrique’s squad to five trophies in 2015 – must be considered as the finest forward line Camp Nou has ever seen.
Villa, Spain’s all-time leading goalscorer himself, won the 2011 Champions League with Barcelona alongside Messi and Pedro up front. That team’s victory came just two seasons after the three of Messi, Thierry Henry and Samuel Eto’o helped the Catalans to the club’s third UCL title.
While three years before that, Messi, Ronaldinho and Eto’o often provided the striking offence as Barcelona raced to Champions League glory against the formidable Arsenal in Paris.
“Without a doubt, it’s the best trident in Barca’s history,” said Villa, who currently is associated with New York City FC in MLS. “It’s undoubtedly the best.
“The numbers speak for themselves. You only have to analyse them: they’re brutal, individually and collectively.
“I can say I was part of one of the best forward lines that the club has had.” speaking about Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez.
Villa, who also played for Valencia and Atletico Madrid over his rather colourful career, hailed the work of manager Luis Enrique in appreciative light, who led the team to a treble of trophies to boast — La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League — the last season.
Said Villa: “When he arrived, the team started with ups and downs, with criticism coming from everywhere and in the end Barca won everything again.”, beside praising Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez.