FC Barcelona are strolling past their opponents as was on display on Saturday, with Luis Enrique’s side continuing their fine goal-scoring form after hammering four goals past Real Sociedad.
Since the players returned from international break, Barca have scored 14 goals past their opponents while conceding only one, and their opponents include their eternal rivals Real Madrid. The current form of FC Barcelona has been credited to Neymar coming of age and the phenomenal chemistry between Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.
Neymar scored a brace and assisted the fourth goal of the night to help Barcelona dispatch the Basque club, but Barcelona manager Luis Enrique looked to calm the hyperbole of MSN in the post match press conference(h/t ESPN FC), as he praised the chemistry of his forward trio, while also hinting about their intentions to get each othera s name on the scoresheet.
“Once the game is decided, they all look to score. It comes naturally to them. When the game begins, it is a different matter. They get along very well, and if they don’t all score then the party is not complete for them.”
Enrique: This isna t our best
Barcelonaa s current form is bound to strike fear among their opponents as to how easily they find their way past the defence, but Enrique refused to admit that his side has struck a rich vein of form early in the season and might face an collapse like Real Madrid did the previous season.
“You’d have to ask our opponents that.
“I don’t have the feeling this is our best moment. I believe last season we played better. We are playing very well, which is what is important to me. The team are enjoying themselves, that is undoubtable. We hope our best moment is still to come.
“There is a long way to go yet. We will all drop points at some point between here and the end of the season. We must go from game to game. Nobody wins La Liga in December.a
FC Barcelonaa s rich vein of form reminds Real Madrida s unbeaten streak last season and their dramatic collapse will serve as a reminder to the Barcelona players that the league hasna t been won yet and they shouldna t get complacent and lose their lead.
Neymara s red hot form helped Barcelona see through most of this season in Messia s absence, but if Neymar has any plans of taking the mantle of Messi, he needs to continue his form this season even when Messi has returned from injury.