Barcelona midfielder, Sergio Busquets, has admitted it would be impossible for the club to replace Neymar and says the team has “lost out offensively”.
The Spain international, however, reiterated his call for the club’s board, to strengthen its effort in the transfer market.
Neymar’s absence was noticeable, as Barca fell to a 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the first leg of their Spanish Super Cup tie.
“It is clear that with Neymar’s departure the team has lost out offensively,” Busquets said ahead of Wednesday’s second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu.
“It’s obvious that you realise what kind of player Ney is.”