Barcelona's Adriano backs Neymar to cope with physicality
Barcelona defender Adriano has backed his compatriot Neymar to be able to deal with any harsh treatment he may receive from defenders in La Liga.
The 21-year-old Brazilian striker is in the early stages of his career at the Camp Nou after arriving in a highly anticipated €57 million switch from Santos this summer.
As a defender himself, Adriano knows all the tricks that defenders try and how physical they can get, but he has backed Neymar to cope with the tough challenges, reports Sky Sports.
"He's used to being played hard," Adriano told fcbarcelona.com.
"In Brazil he received plenty of kicks and continued to play as you know."
Barcelona take on Adriano's former club Sevilla this weekend.
"[Coach Unai] Emery's teams have always stood up, whether they're away or at home," Adriano added.
"It'll be a close game, no different from what we've played many times."