Barcelona ‘more balanced’ without Neymar, claims Rakitic


  • Neymar joined Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona for £198m in the summer 
  • The forward’s exit has not had a damaging effect on results at the Nou Camp 
  • Barcelona sit four points clear at the top of La Liga and remain undefeated  

Spencer Morgan For Mailonline

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic believes that his team have become a more balanced side since the departure of Neymar in the summer.

The Brazilian forward joined Paris Saint-Germain for a world record £198million in the summer but his exit has not had a damaging effect on results at the Nou Camp.

The Catalan club sit four points clear at the top of La Liga with 11 wins from 13 games and have not lost a match since facing Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup at the beginning of the season.

Ivan Rakitic says Barcelona have become  more balanced since the departure of Neymar

Ivan Rakitic says Barcelona have become  more balanced since the departure of Neymar

Ivan Rakitic says Barcelona have become more balanced since the departure of Neymar

The Brazilian forward joined Paris Saint-Germain for a world record £198m in the summer

The Brazilian forward joined Paris Saint-Germain for a world record £198m in the summer

The Brazilian forward joined Paris Saint-Germain for a world record £198m in the summer

And Rakitic says the team’s good form is down to a more evenly weighted…



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