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A Fan's Perspective: Neymar is the man for the future

The face that'll run the place

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Neymar Jr.

The Brazilian is one of the best players on the planet today.

His dribbles, goals, and tricks have left millions transfixed—And for good reason.

When Neymar first arrived to Barcelona, he was the next big thing from Brazil. Barça broke the bank for the Brazilian and he rewarded the Catalans with a treble in his second season, scoring the goal that closed the tie against Juventus in the UCL final.

Neymar had a stellar season in front of goal, and a large part of it was his positioning as the farthest attacker on the pitch, during counter-attacks. The Brazilian used his pace to get past the opposition defence and catch the keeper off guard; he didn't miss.

It's been over an year since that day, and today, Neymar is not the same player he once was. The forward has shifted to a deeper role, offering his presence in defence, and often acts as a creator. However in recent games, his dribbling had become frustrating, his touches could be one too many, and his shooting boots were missing.

Things were looking difficult for the winger who has always been a beacon of hope for the Blaugrana, until the midweek tie against Athletic Bilbao when he ran riot and dazzled like the Neymar of the old.

His touches were perfect, his dribbles had purpose, and in less than 90 minutes, Neymar Jr announced his return to form.

While there are always doubters, few would argue against the forward's inherent quality.

The Brazilian is absolutely brilliant when he gets going, and if one were to look for a man to lead the Blaugrana in the future, their search would end on Barça's left wing.

On Neymar marking his territory as the heir to the throne #Neymar #Barca

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