Barcelona superstar Neymar has been in impeccable form this campaign and he has scored three goals in his last three matches. Until now, he was the top scorer in the Barcelona team before being overtaken by Lionel Messi in the last few matches.
The 22-year-old has dismissed claims that there are factions within this Barcelona squad and this has contributed to the poor and inconsistent form they have been showing this campaign. Due to those rumours, even superstar Messi has been linked with a move away from the club. Barcelona have already sacked their director of football, which led to the departure of Carlos Puyol from his assistant director of football role.
Ahead of a crucial league match against Atletico Madrid, Neymar says that the squad is united and that there are no issues within the team.
Upon their return from the winter break, Barcelona suffered a shock 1-0 defeat against Real Sociedad. This meant that they were unable to close the gap with Real Madrid, who themselves suffered the first defeat after 22 straight victories. Atletico Madrid will be coming fresh from an impressive win over archrivals Real Madrid and they seem to have been boosted immensely by the return of their hero, Fernando Torres.
“I’m really happy. The team played well and put in quite the effort.We put the recent bad moments behind us and we are focused on the game when on the pitch. We don’t have problems with anyone,” said Neymar.Barcelona went on to record a 3-1 win against Atletico to keep pace with Madrid. Neymar once again was on the scoresheet, as his opening goal in the 12th minute proved to be the difference for the entire match. Suarez and Messi scored the other goals on a perfect night for the Catalan club.