Former Blaugrana player Hristo Stoichkov defended Neymar after the criticisms the Brazilian has received those past few days because of his poor performances and also defended Alves after the video in which he dressed up, that generated so much controversy.
Here are his statements in an interview to radio Onda Cero:
"Now they will forbid posting messages or photos on Instagram? Everyone is free of doing what they want. Ask Dani Alves, unknown when he was playing in Sevilla, but winner of 21 titles with Barça. Ask him about his dedication. His message was a joke, it was nothing mean, he didn't want to offend anyone."
"Easy to criticise"
"It is easy to criticise Luis Enrique, very easy to criticise Messi, and to criticise Neymar as well. Three weeks ago they were the best in the world and now they're all criticising them. Everyone looks for their interest to sell more papers. We are Barça and we will be champions."