That day isn’t here yet but Barcelona have no more need for the little desperado. Some - and plenty in England who’re not Liverpool fans - can’t see past the dark side of his character and it’s true there have been times when you wondered just what had been slipped into his half-time tea, such was his dead-eyed devilment.
For the English he was Rattin mark 2 but it’s been easy to admire a rattlin’ good striker who, it seemed, never scuffed a single shot while playing alongside Lionel Messi. Neymar couldn’t do this: play alongside Messi, his ego being too gigantic.
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And at Paris Saint-Germain Neymar couldn’t play alongside Edinson Cavani and Suarez’s fellow Uruguayan had to leave.
In my book, though, that’s Suarez 2, Neymar 0. No wonder Messi says Suarez has been “thrown out” of the Nou Camp. And no wonder he’s anxious about facing him in an Atletico Madrid shirt.
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