Barca taught us a lesson in football, says Brazilian striker Neymar after 0-4 humiliation in final
Santos striker Neymar admitted that Barcelona taught his side a footballing lesson at the Nissan Stadium following their 4-0 loss to the Blaugrana in the Club World Cup final.
kings of the world: Barca skipper Carles Puyol hoists the Club World Cup trophy. Pics/AFP
Lionel Messi scored twice to cap a brilliant performance and Cesc Fabregas and Xavi also got on the scoresheet in a one-sided contest in Yokohama.
The 19-year-old confessed that Pep Guardiola's men were superior to Santos, but feels there is no shame in bowing out to Barca.
"I don't know if Barcelona are unbeatable, but they are the best team in the world," said Neymar, who won the bronze ball trophy behind Xavi (silver) and Messi (gold). "Today, here, we learned what it is to play football.
What we experienced in this match, we will take as a lesson. Today, Barcelona taught us how to play football." Meanwhile, Asian champions Al-Sadd held their nerve to take third place at the Club World Cup on Sunday as they won their play-off against Japanese side Kashiwa Reysol 5-3 on penalties.