Barcelona Legend Andres Iniesta Heaps Praise on Neymar, Fans Divided on Barcelona Legend’s Comments

Barcelona Legend Andres Iniesta Heaps Praise on Neymar, Fans Divided on Barcelona Legend’s Comments

  • Former FC Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has sang the praises of ex-Barcelona teammate Neymar, describing the PSG talisman as a 'one of the best'
  • The 30-year-old Brazilian forward left Barcelona in controversial circumstances in 2017, to join Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record transfer deal worth €222 million
  • He has been in red-hot form this campaign, scoring 11 goals and registering eights assists in as many games for PSG across all competitions

Fans are divided over Andres Iniesta's recent comments.

The former Barcelona star showered praise on former Barcelona teammate Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior.

Iniesta played alongside Neymar, who currently plays for French giants Paris Saint-Germain, spanning four seasons between 2013 and 2017.

Iniesta, Neymar, Barcelona, PSG
Andres Iniesta played alongside Neymar for four seasons between 2013 and 2017. Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce
Source: Getty Images

The Spaniard, who plays for Vissel Kobe in Japan, still keeps tabs on his former colleague, who has found his mojo this term.

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"For me, he's one of the best players I've ever seen and with whom I've played. He is a machine for playing football, dribbling, and passing," Iniesta said to One Football via GOAL.

Fans took to social media to comment on the statements but were divided on whether Neymar was as good as Iniesta said.

Here's how social media reacted to Iniesta's comments about his former teammate:

@W0yaanopxcked:

"Neymar is a bigger Barca legend than Iniesta."

@IkeIke68598369:

"Both are average players in my book."

@Ismotech6:

"Real recognize real ❤️"

@jonas_jnr1:

"Neymar is top 10 in my books."

@cheryjose72:

"Neymar reserves the same praise for Iniesta and Xavi as well. He always says that they are the best midfielders he's ever played with."

Barcelona considering bringing Iniesta back to Camp Nou

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Andres Iniesta could be nearing a sensational return to Spain and FC Barcelona.

The club legend is currently playing for Vissel Kobe in the J-League in Japan but has been struggling with constant injuries of late.

With Vissel Kobe dangerously close to the relegation zone, fans have grown tired of the 38-year-old midfielder. Iniesta still has another two years left on his contract with the side.

Source: Sports Brief News