Barcelona’s defeat against Athletic Madrid has knocked out the team of Gerardo Martino from the Champions League which is a huge blow not only for the players and fans but the coach as he is going through his debut season with the Spanish club and still has secured any major trophies.
The Brazilian arrival from Santos, Neymar suggested his teammates on focusing on their upcoming tournaments and matches instead of dwelling in the past.
“You have to lift your head up because life goes on and keep moving forward. We feel sad, losing is never easy. Athletic knew how to defend very well, they were better. With their style of football, which comes from defence, they were superior.” Neymar admitted.
The next few weeks will be crucial not only for Barcelona but especially for Neymar as he has to prove why the Spanish club decided to offload around €50 million for the Brazilian player. Neymar will be a central figure for Barcelona and their quest of securing the Spanish League title as well as the Spanish Cup.
The 2014 World Cup is over 2 months away from actually starting but Neymar recently revealed that all of the pressure and nerves is starting to build up around him.
“I think it is an honor to wear the Brazil shirt in my country and to see my greatest childhood dream come true. But the nerves are starting to appear and I’ve butterflies in my stomach’’.
“We are going to give our all out there to give Brazil the title. Your opponents always want to win and will give everything against Brazil. We have no preference regarding who we play as we know every match will be difficult. To get to the final will be a dream.” Neymar added on.