Pedro welcomes Neymar competition
Barcelona star Pedro has welcomed competition from new signing Neymar and insists he is relishing the prospect of defending his place in the team.
Neymar is set to compete with the Spaniard for a place in the Barcelona attack, although there are reports that the Brazilian will be left out of their first La Liga clash due to jetlag.
"I am calm because every year there is competition in attack,” Pedro told reporters. "Neymar’s arrival is a joy. Every year I have had competition. It’s difficult to play, but we work for it.
"Neymar can bring an imbalance towards goal. We are capable of attacking from both sides and that is very dangerous. Great players always understand the game. During training I see them [Messi and Neymar] playing very well together.
"We’ve worked well and we are in a good form. Hopefully we have a good start to the season and get the Super League. It would be good to start by winning a title to gain confidence heading into the season.”