Villarreal coach, Marcelino has heaped praise on Barcelona’s Neymar, calling him the most decisive player in the Liga.
Neymar scored twice against Villarreal, the second of which was a brilliant flick and volley to hand Barcelona a 3-0 win.
And the win has now propelled Barcelona three points ahead of Real Madrid, who fell to a 3-2 loss against Sevilla.
Neymar now has 11 goals in 10 matches this season and Marcelino has heaped praise on the Brazilian.
“Neymar is very decisive, especially because of how clearly he’s thinking in front of goal and in his all-round game,” the Villarreal coach said.
“He’s in great form, is getting better and better, and although he’s still young, you can make a case for him being the most decisive player in the league right now.”
All three of Barca’s goals against Villarreal came in the closing 30 minutes of the match and Marcelino felt the result flattered Luis Enrique’s side.
“Until the first goal, they were dominant, but we had set out our stall well and weren’t being unduly troubled,” he said.
“After they opened the scoring, that’s when we really came under the cosh. They deserved the win, but I still think the scoreline was harsh.”