Ivan Rakitić slams Barcelona for letting Neymar leave for PSG

Ivan Rakitić slams Barcelona for letting Neymar leave for PSG

Neymar has made an instant impact in Ligue 1 since the big-money move, already registering five goals and five assists in six appearances in all competitions so far.

The results: La Liga: Barcelona 6 (Messi 21-pen, 59, 62 & 87, Paulinho 38, Denis Suarez 53) bt Eibar 1 (Enrich 57); Valencia 5 (Mina 17, Zaza 55, 60 & 62, Rodrigo 87) bt Malaga 0.

Barca, with plenty of substitutes in the line-up, were not quite themselves in the opening minutes during the match on Tuesday and they owed their first goal to a poorly executed tackle in the area by Eibar's Alex Galvez, Efe news reported. Arguably he is having the best start of any season he has ever played with FC Barcelona.

He has suggested that the Brazilian made the shock world-record €222 million transfer to PSG because he no longer wanted to play second-fiddle to Messi, and also because he wanted to increase his chances of winning the Ballon d'Or. "There are many.in training Luis Suárez was tricky and he reminded me of Falcao, another player who is at his most risky with his back to goal and that is always unsafe for a defender". Now that Dembéle is out for the rest of 2017, we can expect to see more terrific numbers like he has produced from the 30 years-old.

Fast-forward a month, and Ernesto Valverde's men sit at the top of the La Liga table with a goal difference of +15 and 8 points clear of their main rivals. He's an incredibly talented player, extraordinary.

"For me it was a bad decision [to let him go] because I liked him in my team".

"We are a little ahead of where we expected to be so we are really happy".

"I don't know Cristiano as a person, but they're two different types of player, both have their own style", continued the full-back.