Jordi Alba has explained that Neymar’s departure from Barcelona this summer has benefitted his own game.
The former Valencia full-back stated the Brazilian’s exit means he now has clear channels in Barca’s system to advance forward and he has already recorded five assist this season.
“There is now more space for me to run into and it is honestly better for me that he is not here,” Alba told Mundo Deportivo.
“Of course, Neymar is a great player and he decided to leave us because of his own personal situation and what feelings he had.
“We still have lots of quality players who can perform at a very high level and I really like the team and squad we have now.”