Zubizarreta backs Barcelona's decision to ease in Neymar
Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has backed Gerardo Martino's decision to ease Neymar into the first-team.
Neymar once again featured as a substitute in Barcelona's 1-0 win over Malaga despite Lionel Messi's injury but Zubizarreta insists the Blaugrana boss is in the right.
"If Messi is not there, it does not mean that Neymar has to be," the former Spain international is quoted as saying by Marca.
"Neymar will be here for many seasons, not a game or two. When he is 100 per cent, we'll see more of him.
"He is a player that we know well. He has speed, accuracy, is good one on one, but there are also other players in the team who have attributes like that.
"He has a desire to go as quickly as possible with us. And every day he is giving us more. He is moving in the right direction."