Luis Enrique has praised Neymar’s performance on the pitch, despite the forward’s lack of goals in a while.
The Brazil international has just six goals in 18 competitions, but has 14 assists to his name. Neymar has finished the last two seasons at Barcelona with over 30 goals.
And despite his barren run, Enrique has praised his performance and has expressed joy about his future at the club.
“The truth is we have to look at other seasons, how many assists he made, because this season he’s created a lot of goals,” he said.
“I don’t think about how many he scores. For any of the forward players, it’s going to be a lot.
“At the end of the day I don’t think it’s important, a little detail like this.
“He’s a fundamental player for us, he helps in defence too and I’m very happy with how he’s playing.
“He’s ambitious and he wants to improve his stats but his performances have been at the top level as they were in the seasons before.”
Neymar has gone nine games without the finding the target, with his last goal coming in a 4-0 Champions League victory over Manchester City on October 19.