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Messi: Why Barca Are Better Off Without Neymar

Lionel Messi: Why FC Barcelona Are Better Off Without Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar

By Keegan Kruger - Feb 12, 2018 05:45 PM @KeeganKruger

Lionel Messi has explained why he thinks FC Barcelona are better off without Brazilian superstar Neymar.

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The 26-year-old, who is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world, left the Camp Nou at the beginning of the season to join Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain for a world record fee of €222 million (R3.3 billion).

Despite the Brazil international's exit, the Spanish giants have soared to the top of the LaLiga table, and Messi has had his say on the team's form without the now PSG star.

"Without Neymar, we are more balanced. His departure led to a change in the way we play," Messi told the Daily Mirror.

"We have lost a lot of our offensive potential but we have improved in defence. We have more balance and this allows us to be more solid."

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The Blaugrana are looking to lift another famous treble this season as they are still in the running for the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Champions League titles.

Do you think the Spanish side are a better unit without Neymar? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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@Daniel -barca Feb 14, 2018 10:16 PM
No competition in ligue 1 also bra
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La liga is not a very good yardstick to measure Messi' assertion. It has always been a two-club league with two more pretenders. This season R Madrid are horrible which has left Barca to compete only with themselves. The KO stages of the Champions League will tell whether Barca are better without Neymar or not. What we know though is that Neymar is trailblazing in league 1 and he is emerging as a true threat to the Messi/CR7 monopoly of the Ballo'ndo.
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Mshaba12 Feb 13, 2018 08:51 AM
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Sucker Punch The Legend Feb 12, 2018 07:05 PM
It's a fact
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Mxm old story,no news here
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lucky555 Feb 12, 2018 06:00 PM
laduma don't have news at all same old story now nd then

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