May 30, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Brazil forward Neymar (11) celebrates after scoring a goal on a penalty kick against the USA in the first half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Dani Alves says Neymar is ready to fill in for Lionel Messi

Barcelona superstar and four-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi is sidelined for the next 8 weeks with a torn hamstring. That means the team could be heavily relying on new-signee and Brazilian wunderkind Neymar.

“Neymar is always ready,” Dani Alves told Globoesporte. “He knows how important he is for Barcelona. He is aware that he was signed for things like this.

“With Messi’s injury, someone must take on this role, and Neymar is ready. For his name, and his qualities, he will be this player. I am sure he will give a positive response.”

There were quotes from Neymar that Barcelona had worked on a back-up plan if something like this were to happen from Revista da Internet. He has since denied that those quotes were from him. You can read his denial below, which was released on his website, but I warn you. They’re loosely and poorly translated.

In news released by the supposed ‘Magazine of the Internet’ (?) On Tuesday (12), and passed by some media, came through this note disprove any statement of the athlete Neymar Jr this publication. Neymar Jr has not granted any interviews for the “Magazine of the Internet.”

To be clear, on Monday (11), Neymar Jr traveled to Miami in his presentation to the Brazilian national team friendlies and did not speak with the press. So were two days without commenting and giving interviews. What prevents any kind of statement of the athlete.

We hope that henceforth the press fulfills its role to convey to the public the information true and correct. The athlete has a department press office to be taken doubts that communications professionals have eventually.

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