Barcelona team-mates Luis Suarez and Neymar shared a joke in training this week when the Brazilian star kneed the Uruguayan forward where it hurts.
It wasn’t a coincidence that Luis Suarez admitted he was nervous at the prospect of playing alongside Neymar when he joined the club earlier this week.
“When I arrived I was timid with Messi and Neymar but they just said to me to play as I had done at Liverpool. Now I feel fine off and on the pitch and we have a good time together,” Suarez told a news conference on Monday.
And if these antics are anything to go by, the former Liverpool striker has every right to be a little wary of the Brazilian superstar.
The Brazilian was chasing the ball and was skilled by Suarez with a sly back heel. Neymar then proceeded to give him a playful nudge in the groin with his knee.
Suarez briefly pretended to be hurt, before laughing along with his team-mates and continuing the training session.
And the Uruguayan didn’t seem in too much pain as he helped his side to a deserved 2-0 win over Paris-Saint-Germain in the Champions League last night.
Neymar’s two goals saw Barcelona coast past a bewildered PSG, who failed to impress on Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s return to the Nou Camp.
PSG needed to overhaul a 3-1 deficit from the first leg, and they rarely troubled a dominant Barcelona team who will await the winners of one of tonight’s quarter final games.
Real and Atletico Madrid face-off in an Spanish derby meanwhile Monaco and Juventus go head-to-head in the other quarter final game.