Boss - Barca trio have great solidarity

Messi Suarez Neymar

Arsène Wenger says the “great solidarity” between Barcelona’s famed attacking trio makes them difficult to stop.

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar have scored a combined 89 goals already this season, with 10 of those coming in the Champions League.

Messi passed up the opportunity to score his 300th La Liga goal recently, instead electing to pass his penalty to Suarez, who subsequently scored.


Wenger believes that action sums up the trio’s selflessness – and knows his side face a tough task in Tuesday night’s Champions League last-16 first leg.

“I believe that apart from the individual talent these three have, they have a good understanding and cohesion,” Wenger said. “They have a great solidarity.

“I have seen that Messi gave the ball to Suarez because he wanted him to be the best goalscorer. When you see someone like Messi who could score his 300th goal give the ball to Suarez when he had the opportunity to score goal 300 that means there's really something in there.

“I believe Suarez gives [cameraderie] to a team. He did it at Liverpool, he did it playing with Cavani and Forlan and did it well. Suarez is the kind of guy who manages to create that spirit in teams.”

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Arsenal 2-1 FC Barcelona - February 16, 2011

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