Champions League: I'm in the form of my life, says Neymar
Barcelona: Brazilian striker Neymar said he is in the form of his life after netting twice as Barcelona eased past BATE Borisov 3-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
Barcelona's striker Neymar (second from right) celebrates with teammates after scoring against BATE Borisov. Pic/AFP
Neymar also set up Barca's other goal on the night for Luis Suarez as the defending champions moved to within a point of sealing their place in the last 16.
Suarez and Neymar have now combined for 18 of Barca's last 21 goals since four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi suffered a knee ligament damage nearly six weeks ago.
Neymar said he's enjoying sharing the responsibility of leading the Catalans along with Suarez in Messi's absence.
"It is clear we miss Messi, but I'm in the form of my life and hope to continue like this," he told beIN Sports.
Neymar opened the scoring from the penalty spot before teeing up Suarez to double the advantage on the hour mark. The Uruguayan then returned the favour — an unselfish pass gave Neymar an open goal for his second of the night.