No matter where you play if you are one of the high profile players in any team each of your entry and exit from the side is scanned with suspected eyes, in fact, media geeks always look for anything secret about your absence from the game. This is something that seems to be happening with Barcelona ever since they hired the young Brazilian Neymar. There have been cases when media tried to create a war among them but both these pros always played down reports of any difference among them and this time too Neymar refuses to weigh his swap reports from the last game with Eibar. Actually what happened is Barca was already leading by three goals in that game then manager Luis Enrique apparently decided to rest his star Messi for the next two games against Ajax and, of course, Real Madrid this week but when Messi refused to leave the pitch Spaniard rested Brazilian instead of Argentinean. Within few hours, this news spread like a wild fire and almost every sports media captioned it as the growing war among two leading forwards of the Spanish giants.
But 22-year-old has now refused to have any disagreement with his manager’s decision, perhaps, he is not annoyed at all that media is pondering so much to a tiny incident. Showing his true sportsmanship spirit, former Santos forward said in a press conference that he is cool with Messi’s presence in the field especially knowing that he is too close to mark his 150th goal. He added, “It wasn’t annoyed at all. I understand that Leo is making history and, as a fan of his, I feel at his side. This forms part of football. You cannot always be on the pitch.
“I don’t know if this is a new version, but I feel more at home, happier, and you see that on the pitch. All this is helping for my level to be better. The coach, the players — all this, when you put it together, something good comes out. There has been no weight off my shoulders. I do not know what has changed — maybe the understanding of the team. I am enjoying myself a lot. It will be very difficult, but we always play to win. We must do well to claim the three points against a team who play very well. We know all about them, their strong and weak points.”