Neymar: Clasico Not As Hostile As Brazilian Derbies

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The clasico in Spain is one of the most watched game, but Neymar insists it cannot be compare to the derbies in Brazil.

Barcelona are hoping to extend their three point lead over Madrid when they meet with the Catalans on Saturday.

Any trip to the Bernabeu is never an easy one, but Neymar doesn’t seem to be fazed by the trip.

“I’m accustomed to hostile atmospheres, in Brazil there is a great rivalry surrounding these type of games,” he told Mundo Deportivo.

“In fact, compared with what I have experienced in Brazil, I am calm ahead of the match against Madrid.

“A game between Santos and Sao Paulo or Santos and Palmeiras is really tough.”

Neymar has played in four Clasico fixtures since moving to Spain, scoring two goals in the process.

His first came in a 2-1 win at Camp Nou in 2013 and he says that strike will stay in his memory forever.

“I’d always dreamed of playing in a Barca-Madrid game and with my family and friends at the stadium, I scored,” he said.

“I had some luck because I wanted to to put the ball through one player’s legs with the shot, but it went through two [first Dani Carvajal, then Raphael Varane].

“I was fortunate because a goal going through the legs of two players is not normal.”



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