Barcelona’s midfielder Ivan Rakitic has claimed that the club have coped with Neymar’s departure through “collective work” and stated that “sometimes the best players in the world don’t make the best team”.
Barcelona sit comfortably top of the La Liga table having gone 15 games unbeaten, and are also in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
“[Neymar] is one of the best players in the world, but sometimes the best players in the world don’t make the best team,” Rakitic told Sportske Novosti.
“We have overcome his departure with collective work. We have worked as hard as possible and have been able to win.”