Neymar shed genuine tears in his last match with Santos this past weekend, and it goes to show how difficult the decision to move to Barca was for him. The Brazilian striker is feeling a mix of emotions as he’s torn between the club that’s treated him so well and the great opportunity that lies before him.
“I still have butterflies in my stomach,” he said. He realizes not everybody believes he will succeed at Camp Nou, as he’s often been labeled a ‘Youtube player’, meaning someone who flashes a lot but isn’t necessarily the most efficient. However, playing along the likes of Messi, Xavi, Iniesta, Dani Alves and Adriano, Neymar should have no problem hiding any of his flaws.
Neymar will travel to Barcelona in the near future to be officially presented to the Blaugrana faithful, but will then turn his focus to preparing for the Confederations Cup. “We have to pull together,” he said. “We have a group of extremely talented players who can take Brazil to the top.”