After Neymar’s terrific display of phenomenal football against Rayo Vallecano, Luis Suarez led the attack against Eibar as he scored a Hat-trick in a crucial victory which put them right on a par with Real Madrid on the La Liga Table.
Since their star forward, Lionel Messi, is out with knee injury, the onus is on Suarez and Neymar to take the cub Forward. According to ESPN FC reports, “Neymar or Suarez have been involved in 14 of Barcelona’s 15 goals in La Liga and Champions League”. This is a huge comforting sign for the club as well as Luis Enrique who is looking forward to rope in Robin Van Persie as a back up forward, in January.
Barcelona teammate Sergio Busquets has always maintained that the lack of Messi is a serious issue for the team but Suarez-Neymar ongoing partnership upfront is enough to demolish any attack.
Both Suarez and Neymar are top choices to carry Catalonian baton forward and they have been doing quite well so far. However, Barcelona Boss Luis Enrique has always maintained that the team is not looking for a Messi replacement as the team should move forward as one bloc. The manager, who is serving his second year with the team, stated, “We intend to work as a bloc, We are not looking for someone to lead us. We already have a leader, that’s Leo Messi.”
The minnows took a shocking lead right after the eighth minute at Nou Camp as Borja Bastón found the net to push Eibar for a lead. Suarez then came into the scene to score three back to back goals and posting a 3-1 win in their own backyard, noted the Guardian.
The relentless performance of both Neymar and Suarez ensured victories for Barcelona. This form becomes particularly important when Messi is hinting at a possible exit.