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FACE TO FACE. Should Neymar be substitute against Deportivo?

Albert Mora and Jaume Ramon opine about the physical conditions of the Brazilian

FACE TO FACE. Should Neymar be substitute against Deportivo?
FACE TO FACE. Should Neymar be substitute against Deportivo?

Albert Mora and Jaume Ramon opine about the physical conditions of the Brazilian

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YES (Albert Mora)

Let's start with an evidence: Neymar is not Messi. This means he does NOT have infinite credit and that he will have to purge the bad moment. The team need a revolution and letting such an important player like him rest can be the first step to come back to the way of success. The last performances of the Brazilian are unacceptable, losing balls when trying to overcome the defense, without choosing the prudent way of the pass. If Neymar is good enough to play for Brazil, he must have team spirit as well and accept to do a step back. Maybe the other options don't generate enthusiasm, but Sergi Roberto or Arda can play as wingers, or Munir as forward next to Suárez, with Messi coming from the second line. They won't do it worse than Neymar. And once he has rested, the good Neymar, the one from the beginning of the season, will come back.

NO (Jaume Ramon)

On Wednesday against Deportivo, Neymar and 10 more. The same that brought us to glory are the ones who must take us out of misery. Neymar has been one of the worst players in this bad streak, but we can't fight for La Liga without one of the three best players in the world. Furthermore, the alternatives we have are much worse. Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal have not understood Blaugrana dynamics. Munir is not prepared to assume such pressure. Sergi Roberto is not trained to play as forward. And there's no one more... We can't give up our style nor renounce to Barça's leader of the next decade. We can't play with fire. We have to win with the best ones. Neymar must react and lead the team. It's his turn. Come out and win La Liga.