The forward was thrilled to face his former club on Friday night and is confident his name will soon grace the scoresheetNeymar has insisted goals will soon come in a Barcelona jersey after the Spanish club's 8-0 win over Santos.
A Cesc Fabregas double and goals from Lionel Messi, Alexis Sanchez, Pedro, Adriano, Jean Marie Dongou and an own goal by Leonardo, secured the Joan Gamper trophy against the club the Brazilian left earlier this summer.
And despite failing to find the back of the net on the night, the 21-year-old provided two assists and struck a post and he says it is only a matter of time before he registers his name on the scoresheet.
“It’s really great to play with these players. Cesc, Xavi, my idol Messi, a genius. I didn’t score, but that will come," said Barca's €57 million summer signing.
Santos coach Claudinei Oliveira then offered his thoughts on his former player’s performance and was impressed with what he saw.
“Neymar gave a great match. He’s still adapting to the new club, but despite that, he did very well,” he told reporters.
And Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino called for patience as Neymar slowly works his way back to full fitness.
“He still needs a few training sessions to be at his best physically, but Neymar did quite well.”