Neymar Jr under pressure to fill in Messi’s boots
The Lionel Messi’s injury is a very big blow to Barcelona. The team had already been suffering from lack of form and there was a lot of pressure already on the players. However with their star player out for couple of months. Barcelona will be under a lot more pressure now. And now the focus of attention will be on other players like Neymar Jr. and Suarez.
On Saturday Barcelona took on Las Palmas. Although Barcelona managed to win by 2 – 1 against the newly promoted side. The match proved to be really bad for Barcelona. As their ace striker Messi got injured after only being 3 minutes on the pitch. The reaction of Messi immediately showed that it was a something severe. Later it was revealed that Messi was out for couple of months because of a torn medial collateral ligament.
Barcelona side recently suffered a defeat at the hands of Celta Vigo. The club has this big problem of Messi’s injury now. To say that someone will be able to fill in Messi’s boots might not be right. But someone definitely needs to step up. And the pressure will be on Neymar Jr. as he is considered as the second best player of Barcelona side. It will be interesting to see how the player copes with pressure and delivers when his club needs him now.