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Martino: Neymar & Messi to shine

Posted Monday, September 02, 2013 by Goal.com107 hits

The Blaugrana coach was in bouyant mood after his side's hard fought victory at Mestalla and he sees no problem with his two South American stars working in tandem Gerardo Martino claimed that any notion of Neymar and Lionel Messi being unable to play alongside each other had been extinguished after Barcelona’s display in their 3-2 victory over Valencia. The Brazilian set up his Argent...Full Story »

Martino willing to give Neymar time

Posted Saturday, August 31, 2013 by Foxsports.com325 hits

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has admitted Brazilian star Neymar needs more time to adjust as his side continue their La Liga campaign at Valencia on Sunday. The title favourites started their campaign with a 7-0 thrashing of Levante but have looked less impressive since and picked up the Spanish Super Cup on away goals in midweek after a goalless draw with Atletico Madrid. Neymar made his...Full Story »

Martino: "We've helped Neymar, not harmed him"

Posted Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by Marca.com139 hits

Gerardo Martino again talked about Neymar in the run-up to the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Atlético. "I'm also eager to see Neymar, but it's my responsibility to take care of every player. Neymar is a young lad, even though he's achieved so much," he said. "My plan is for Neymar to be a Barcelona player for the next 10 or 12 years, not for him to resolve my problems durin...Full Story »

Neymar to the rescue

Posted Saturday, August 24, 2013 by Marca.com155 hits

Events have started to speed up with Messi's injury. Martino was taking a cautious approach to introducing Neymer into the first team. He hadn't started the new signing against Levante or in Madrid. Everything has changed now though. Messi will miss Saturday's game against Málaga and the 'Azulgrana' manager is seriously considering starting the Brazilian at La Rosaleda. However, Neymar i...Full Story »

Neymar: "It's a shame not being able to play with Messi"

Posted Friday, August 23, 2013 by Marca.com239 hits

Neymar proved key at the Calderón. The Brazilian was the second change made by Martino and scored the goal which rescued a draw for his side. After the game he said, "I'm very happy because I helped the team. It was a tough game. Atleti is a great team and has great players." The former Santos player went on to say, "It was a very exciting game. The second leg is at the Camp Nou and we h...Full Story »

Neymar scores in Super Cup first leg draw

Posted Thursday, August 22, 2013 by Foxsports.com244 hits

Neymar scored his first goal for Barcelona as the Catalans came from behind to salvage a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup at the Vicente Calderon. The Brazilian scored within seven minutes of coming on in the second half, cancelling out David Villa's spectacular opening goal against his former club, while Sergio Busquets was fortunate not to be sent off midway through the se...Full Story »

Neymar started on the bench

Posted Monday, August 19, 2013 by Marca.com356 hits

Martino left Neymar on the bench and didn't bring him on until the 63rd minute, when he came on for Alexis Sanchez. The Brazilian received a standing ovation when he walked on. The game was already settled and Neymar was not heavily involved in the play. His debut for the 'Azulgranas' included a couple of tricks, some nice technique and a yellow card for tripping Juanfran. Neymar, whose heal...Full Story »

Neymar all set

Posted Saturday, August 17, 2013 by Marca.com212 hits

Neymar is set to make his 'La Liga' debut on Sunday against Levante. The Brazilian has proved he is ready to play. He started in Brazil's game against Switzerland and played the entire 90 minutes - something the forward had not done since the final of the Confederations Cup against Spain. The Brazil star arrived in Barcelona on Thursday and trained with the rest of the squad without any probl...Full Story »

Messi: "Neymar and I are getting used to playing together"

Posted Friday, August 09, 2013 by maraca182 hits

Barcelona star Leo Messi has told the media that he has "no problem" with Neymar and that he gets on "really well" with the Brazilian starlet. "I said it from the start, when everyone was saying it would be a problem, that there would be nothing of the sort", said Messi when asked about Neymar's arrival. "We get on really well off the pitch and we are getting to know each other on it", he sai...Full Story »

Martino lauds Neymar & Messi 'connection'

Posted Thursday, August 08, 2013 by Goal.com148 hits

The coach says Carles Puyol's fitness worries him more than Cesc Fabregas transfer rumours while revealing he will not ask Victor Valdes to stay Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino has lauded the "connection" between Lionel Messi and Neymar following the side's 7-1 win over Thailand on Wednesday. The Brazilian opened the scoring before the Argentine added two goals and Pedro grabbed a hat-trick, ...Full Story »

Soccer-Neymar scores first goal for Barca in Thailand friendly

Posted Thursday, August 08, 2013 by YAHOO Sport59 hits

MADRID, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Brazil forward Neymar scored his first goal for Barcelona as the Spanish champions hammered a Thailand XI 7-1 in a friendly in Bangkok on Wednesday.  The 57 million-euro signing from Santos opened the scoring after only 11 minutes, nudging home a low cross from Cesc Fabregas in front of a crowd of just over 48,000.  He started in a front three with world pla...Full Story »

Neymar on the mend at Barcelona

Posted Wednesday, August 07, 2013 by Foxsports.com247 hits

Neymar has admitted he has been treated for anaemia during Barcelona's pre-season tour of Asia but insisted his condition has improved. The Brazil forward underwent an operation to remove his tonsils less than a week after the Confederations Cup, a tournament he starred in. Barca have confirmed that Neymar has anaemia but declared it would not prevent him from training with his team-mates, a...Full Story »

Neymar: "It's an incredible feeling to play at Camp Nou"

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2013 by Marca.com175 hits

Neymar said that "it's an incredible feeling to play at the Camp Nou", after his first appearance at Barcelona's home ground in the Joan Gamper Trophy. The Brazilian star, who played the whole of the second half, noted that "it felt strange to play against Santos", before adding "it was a good result and I'm happy for Barça", without referring to the eight goals put past his former team....Full Story »

Goals will come, says Neymar

Posted Saturday, August 03, 2013 by Goal.com162 hits

The forward was thrilled to face his former club on Friday night and is confident his name will soon grace the scoresheet Neymar has insisted goals will soon come in a Barcelona jersey after the Blaugrana's 8-0 win over Santos. A Cesc Fabregas double and goals from Lionel Messi, Alexis Sanchez, Pedro, Adriano, Jean Marie Dongou and an own goal by Leonardo, secured the Joan Gamper trophy agai...Full Story »

I am here to help Messi, says Neymar

Posted Friday, August 02, 2013 by Foxsports.com354 hits

Neymar has stressed he will not be trying to compete with Lionel Messi at Barcelona - saying his role at the club is to help the Argentinian. The Brazilian forward, who joined Barca from Santos for 57million euros (£49.6m) in May, is the club's second most expensive signing of all time - after Zlatan Ibrahimovic - but he insists he is not at the Nou Camp to rival four-time Ballon d'Or wi...Full Story »

Neymar living the dream with idol Messi at Barca

Posted Friday, August 02, 2013 by YAHOO Sport90 hits

BARCELONA, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Barcelona's new recruit Neymar says he is living a boyhood dream after completing a high-profile move from Santos at the end of May and joining up with his idol Lionel Messi.The 21-year-old Brazil forward made his Barca debut as a late substitute in a 2-2 friendly draw at Polish side Lechia Gdansk on Tuesday and could make his first appearance at the Nou Camp when th...Full Story »

Xavi: Neymar destined to make a difference

Posted Thursday, August 01, 2013 by Goal.com136 hits

The midfielder hinted that Cesc Fabregas will stay at Camp Nou, while insisting that he knows little of reported Real Madrid target Gareth Bale Xavi has insisted that Neymar is "destined" for greatness at Barcelona following the forward's €57 million move from Santos earlier this summer. The Brazil international followed up his transfer with a successful Confederations Cup and, a day a...Full Story »

Neymar touches down in Barcelona

Posted Monday, July 29, 2013 by Marca.com645 hits

Neymar arrived in Barcelona early on Sunday morning, giving him the whole day to get settled in his new house in the upper part of the city, not far from the Camp Nou, before he joins up with the club for pre-season training. The Brazilian superstar posted the image that accompanies this article on Instagram, together with the message "Bom dia / Buenos días" (good morning in Portuguese a...Full Story »

Neymar: "It's a dream to play alongside the world's best player"

Posted Saturday, July 20, 2013 by Marca.com231 hits

Neymar has said that he hopes his partnership at Barcelona with Argentine Leo Messi "makes history" and that his stint at the Spanish club is as "happy" as his time at Santos was. "It's an honour, a dream come true, to play alongside the best player in the world and that heavily influenced me when choosing my team in Europe", the Brazilian forward stated during a brief press conference after ...Full Story »

"Neymar will not have any problems adapting"

Posted Thursday, July 18, 2013 by Marca.com143 hits

Leo Messi spoke about all things Barça in a press conference on Wednesday, including the arrival of the Brazilian forward Neymar at the club: "He is a great player and he won't have any problems adapting. Away from the pitch he'll have no problem either. He is a good lad". Messi went on to add the following about Neymar and the effect he can have at the club: "He will give a lot to the s...Full Story »

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