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09th Nov 2015

Joey Barton is starting to regret his assessment of Neymar in 2013

Was he taking the p*ss?

Ben Kiely

This is one of the rare moments when Joey Barton and Neymar feature in the same sentence.

Hindsight is always 20/20 and it looks like Neymar’s astounding golazo against Villarreal on Sunday was the exact moment when former Man City man Barton was sold on the Barcelona superstar.

In light of his unbelievable finish, the always reliable Twitterati dug up a tweet Barton sent in 2013 where he claimed that Neymar only looked good in highlights and was actually a poor footballer.

The claim has come back to bite Barton on the behind as we all know about Neymar’s brilliance at this stage. Even Barton himself was able to laugh about how wrong he was.

Although he hasn’t changed his stance on Bieber.

Nice save, Joey.