La Liga: Neymar relishing link up with Suarez, Messi

Oct 21, 2014, 08:35 IST | AFP

Barcelona: Barcelona forward Neymar is looking forward to welcoming Luis Suarez into his and Lionel Messi's star-studded strike partnership when the Uruguayan returns from a four-month ban this weekend.

Barcelona's Neymar (left), Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique and  Luis Suarez (right) during a training session yesterday. Pic/AFP
Barcelona's Neymar (left), Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez (right) during a training session yesterday. Pic/AFP 

Suarez looks set to make his debut for the Catalans on the biggest stage of all as Barca face Real Madrid for the first time this season at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

Neymar and Messi have already combined for 17 goals in 10 games so far this season and the Brazilian is convinced last season's Premier League Player of the Year will only add to their firepower.

"For me, Messi is the best player in the world and I am happy to be able to play alongside him," said the 22-year-old. "But Suarez is among the best too and I am sure he will bring many good things to our team."

Before concentrating on the Clasico, Barca welcome Ajax to the Camp Nou on Tuesday in a crucial Champions League clash following the Catalans defeat away to Paris Saint-Germain in their last European outing.

"It will be a very difficult and a very important match. We always play to win but I believe Ajax to be a great team both in defence and in attack. We will have to work hard to win," added Neymar.

Barca boss Luis Enrique also stressed the importance of not looking ahead to the clash at Bernabeu, but played down the idea that this could be a vital week in his side's season.

"We are used to playing every three or four days and the only important game on our minds right now is Ajax."

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