Above anything else, Neymar has finally given Lionel Messi the partner he deserves.
Neymar seems to realize that his role is to help Messi lead Barcelona. He does not overstep his bounds and is always looking for ways to link up with his Argentine counterpart.
Whether it is creating space for Messi, drawing the attention of defenders or setting up chances, Neymar is doing it all. Messi is already reaping the rewards of having someone like Neymar beside him and the partnership is quickly blossoming into something beautiful.
With Messi and Neymar working together, opponents really don’t stand a chance.
It is impossible to give the proper defensive attention to both Messi and Neymar. They are able to create chances as well as score brilliant goals, and the season has only just begun.
Early on it appeared as though Neymar was trying to help Messi too much and refused to attack opponents. Against Ajax that seemed to change, though, as Neymar was much more direct.
The more matches he plays the more Neymar will learn how to attack in the Barcelona system without taking away from his teammates.
Expect Neymar to continue to become a terrific partner for Messi while also blossoming into his own important role apart from the Argentine. Neymar may not be scoring tons of goals for Barcelona, but it is safe to say that he has already arrived.
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