FC Barcelona lack firepower without Neymar, says Sergio Busquets
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets of Barcelona reiterated his request that the club consolidate Tuesday in the market of passes, but warned that the replacement of the fault Neymar will be almost impossible.
The absence of the Brazilian realized that Barca fell in a defeat of the Spanish Supercup by 3-1 at home first step for Real Madrid in the first game of the Catalans and Neymar moved to Paris Saint-Germain record of 222 Millions of euros to the world ($ 262 million).
“It is clear that with the departure of Neymar, the team lost its offense,” Busquets said ahead of Wednesday’s race at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid (2100GMT pitch).
“He obviously realizes what kind of player Neymar is.”
Busquets said immediately after the loss on Sunday that Barca must sign after the initial offers to attract Coutinho Liverpool Ousmane Dembele Borussia Dortmund was rejected last week.
However, the Spanish international believes that the only way to pass the decision of Neymar leap to the French giant is that the Blaugrana team improved overall instead of finding a similar replacement.
“Neymar’s departure, there is a lack of offensive players, but as I said before improving, he is improving all positions and all aspects.
“We expect a lot of high-quality players can enter.
“There is only one Neymar and now that he is no longer with us, we have to go ahead and try to improve as a team,” he said.
Barca made Brazilian international midfielder Paulinho their first signing since Neymar’s departure from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande for 40 million euros on Monday.
Despite general skepticism about his ability to make an impact in Spain after a disappointing season at Tottenham Hotspur before moving to China, Barca boss Ernesto Valverde insisted that Paulinho bring a different dimension in the field of Average Barça.
“From a physical point of view, he is a powerful actor who can offer us versatility,” Valverde said.
“There is no other player of his type on the team,” he concluded.