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Neymar not worried by Barca pressure

1 August 2013 14:03

Barcelona forward Neymar is confident he will be able to live up to expectations following his high-profile move to the Camp Nou.

The 21-year-old joined the La Liga champions from Santos in May in a deal worth around £50million.

Neymar is widely regarded as one of the best young talents in world football, and has been recruited to improve a Barcelona side that won the Spanish title by 15 points last season.

However, the Brazil international insists he is unaffected by such high expectations, and is looking forward to helping Gerardo Martino's men as they aim for success in both domestic and European competition next term.

"There is always pressure, I just try to keep calm, you have to take on this kind of pressure, it's part of football," he said.

"I'm always happy as long as I'm helping the team, the important thing for me is just to play well and to be able to help the team. There is a lot of expectation over me, and I'm hoping to live up to these expectations."

Barcelona are renowned for their style of slick, possession-based football, and Neymar is hoping to immediately settle in and have a big impact on their fortunes.

"I'm trying to adapt as quick as I can, Barca play the most beautiful football in the world, so I'm making as much effort as I can to adapt as quick as I can to the way that they play," he added.

Neymar's move to the Catalan club has seen him link up with Lionel Messi, and the attacker was eager to reveal his admiration for the Argentina captain.

"My relationship with Messi is fantastic," he explained.

"I speak with him every day. Messi is the best player in the world, he has got all of my respect."

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