Lionel Messi has said that his tuning with the Brazilian superstar Neymar is quite good.
Messi gave this statement after Barcelona’s huge win over Thailand in a pre-season fixture yesterday.
Both Messi and Neymar played for 45 minutes in that match and both of them managed to find the net. Messi did that a couple of times, while, Neymar did that once.
In the post match press conference, when Messi was asked about his relationship with Neymar, he said, “We haven’t spent that much time together so far, but, our relationship is quite good. We enjoy playing alongside each other and we are looking to win more and more matches for Barcelona this season.”
Barcelona has bought Neymar this summer from the Brazilian club Santos. The transfer fee hasn’t been disclosed yet by either of the two clubs, but, it is believed to be a big one.
Barca’s new manager, Gerardo Martino, also said after the match against Thailand that Messi and Neymar would form a very good pair.
Martino said, “They don’t have similar styles, but, the coordination between them was superb today. I think they would form a lethal pair.”
Barcelona has visited Asia after a gap of 3 years. The club has a great fan following in the biggest continent of the world.
Barcelona has to play one more match on this tour. That will be against Malaysian XI at Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. That would be the last opportunity for Martino to try out a few combinations before the start of La Liga.
Barcelona had become La Liga champions in the last season. They were terrific right through the league and had secured 100 points in 38 games.
In the upcoming La Liga, Barca will start its campaign against Levante at Camp Nou.