“Training with Messi, Neymar was priceless”



Benfica full-back Douglas has confessed training with Lionel Messi and Neymar during his spell at Barcelona was ‘priceless’.

The Brazilian joined the Portuguese champions on a season-long loan spell from the Blaugrana in August and is unlikely to play for the club again.

“Training with Messi and Neymar was priceless,” Douglas told Portuguese paper Record.

“Criticism of my performances? The minute you begin to think about that and give significance to it, your head stops working in the same way.

“From everything in football, both good and bad, you learn from it as this is the game.”

Douglas joined Barca from Sao Paulo in 2014 but made only eight appearances for the club and spent last season on loan at Sporting Gijon.