Lionel Messi has suggested that the 222 million euros sale of Neymar made Barcelona better. Concerns were rasied over the summer when Barca were forced into a record-breaking deal once the release clause of their Brazillian forward was met.
with the players also expressing a desire to move on, the La Liga giants found themselves in a difficult position with their fearsome ‘MSN’ strike force suddenly broken up.
Ernesto Valverde has, however, overseen an 18-game unbeaten opening to the 2017-18 campaign,with Messi of the opinion that Barca have benefited from a tactical rethink
The Argentine superstar told Marca: “Neymar’s departure has caused the way we play to change, we lost a great deal of offensive potential but it favored us in a defensive sense, currently we are most well armed in the middle of the field, we have more balance and that makes us stronger defensively.”
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