Luis Suarez has opened up about how he and Lionel Messi reacted when Neymar claimed he wanted to leave Barcelona.
Neymar made the move of the summer when he joined PSG and it seemed that at the time, Barcelona were furious about the move – but his friends at the club have stuck by him, despite initially wanting him to remain at the club.
Now, there have been reports that Neymar is unhappy at PSG and is only bothering in the Champions League – and wants to make sure he’s fit for Brazil in the World Cup and does not feel the level of Ligue 1 is up to his standards.
However, Suarez is firmly behind the player and told Sport: “He asked for more than advice, [Messi and I] tried to do what would benefit the team.
“We miss Ney a lot on the pitch, but more off it, because he was special. He’s said it.
“We had a lot of fun. He transmits happiness and joy all of the time. He was important for us.
“He’s playing for another team now but I don’t hold it against him, the opposite. I tried to convince him to stay because I think here’s the best place for him, but it’s a decision he had to take.”
While Neymar is on fire for PSG, albeit in a league he many not be happy with, it seems that Suarez is struggling with form and fitness this season.
One player who cannot say the same is Lionel Messi, with the player as good as ever and more than making up for the fact Suarez is struggling to score goals for Barcelona this season.