Vermaelen praises Neymar for making the difference in Messi’s absence
Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen praises Neymar for making the difference in the absence of Lionel Messi. The star Barcelona defender said that he would like to have Lionel Messi on the field as he is the best player in the world. He further said that Barcelona does have depth in their squad and there are many quality players. Vermaelen praises Neymar and further says that Neymar Jr. is a key player and he has stepped up in the absence of Lionel Messi. He further said that he thinks Neymar Jr. is playing very well this season and the attacker is scoring many goals.
Neymar Jr. has been phenomenal once again this season. The Brazilian attacker has featured in 12 games since the start of this season for Barcelona and has scored 9 goals. The player is currently the top goal scorer in La Liga this season. Ironically Neymar Jr. has not been able to score any goal in Champions League this season despite playing very well. The player will be looking to change that on the Wednesday clash against Bate Borisov. In the earlier away clash against Bate Borisov, Neymar Jr. provided 2 assists.
The absence of Lionel Messi has seen the emergence of Neymar Jr. as the new ace for Barcelona. Already comparisons are being made between Neymar Jr and Lionel Messi. The Brazilian striker is looking in excellent form and has been scoring goals consistently and he will be looking to exceed his performance and goal tally of last season.
Recent form of Neymar Jr. has won praise form his teammates, manager and fans alike. And it’s no surprise that Vermaelen praises Neyamr Jr. for his recent phenomenal performances. Neymar Jr. and Luis Suarez have been key players in the recent matches for Barcelona. The two attackers have scored 11 goals in last 4 matches for the club.