Barcelona may have just been embarrassed on the biggest European stage, but Neymar still has time for one of his own.
With Gabriel Jesus in post-op after surgery on his broken metatarsal, the Barcelona star visited him to wish his fellow Brazilian well. The two know each other well, from youth teams to the senior squad. In Jesus’s six senior appearances, Neymar also started in five of them. Neymar assisted two of his teammate’s five international goals, and two of Jesus’s four assists came on goals by Neymar.
It’s clear that the two appreciated the opportunity to come together in the middle of some career adversity on both ends.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola gave an update on the injury today, saying that there’s a chance the 19-year-old might not be back before the end of the season. Guardiola said the recovery time is “two to three months.”