Zinedine Zidane has said Neymar is “irreplaceable” for Barcelona but warned his world-record departure will not make things any easier for Real Madrid.
Neymar’s €222 million move to Paris Saint-Germain went through earlier this month, and he was unveiled at the Parc des Princes before the Ligue 1 win over Amiens last Saturday.
“Barcelona is not weak — just the opposite,” he told a news conference. “They have had changes. But in the end, Barcelona is Barcelona. We know how they play, and this will not change.
“Neymar cannot be replaced — there is nobody like him. But whoever comes in will play very well too.
“If we think it will be easier [to face Barcelona without Neymar], we are mistaken. The Spanish Super Cup has a special value, and even more against Barcelona. It is a game against the best rival we have.”