Luis Enrique has spared no words in praising Neymar for being consistent, following the Brazilian stepping up in Messi’s absence.
Neymar proved he was not just a goalscorer. The young Brazilian found the net four times in Barcelona’s 5-2 win over Rayo Vallecano.
Only to follow it up with a brace of assists against BATE in their midweek UCL clash.
“Are we seeing the best Neymar since he joined Barcelona? No, I don’t think so. He has always been a great player for us,” the Barcelona coach said at a news conference.
“He is a very special player, a unique player. He has been great all these years.
“Obviously he is still developing, but he has been fantastic ever since he came to Barcelona.
“He scores goals, provides assists and can make the difference.”
Sunday’s encounter with Eibar comes one year after Luis Suarez made his official debut for Barca and Luis Enrique had words of encouragement for the Uruguay international, too.
“Suarez is as motivated as last year. It was a very special season for him because he came back from suspension. He is pretty much the same this year,” Luis Enrique added.