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The Brazilian has endured an eventful first season at Camp Nou but he is confident of playing a key role in the business end of the campaign for the Blaugrana

Neymar believes that he was always going to need time to settle in at Barcelona but says that he is now ready to reproduce his very best form for the Catalan club.

The Brazil international joined the Blaugrana from Santos last summer and has a mixed debut season in Spain that has been characterised by injury issues and fluctuations in form, as well as huge controversy surrounding the legality of his transfer.

However, after netting the equaliser in Tuesday night's 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid, Neymar is confident that he can play a key role in Barcelona's treble bid.

"I'm going to be what I was. Everyone must face a period of adjustment - me also," the forward told Globo after the Champions League quarter-final first-leg clash at Camp Nou.

"I'm happy that I'm rediscovering my game again and I now hope to help [the team] more and more."

Indeed, Neymar is hoping to prove even more influential when the two sides collide again at the Vicente Calderon on April 9.

"A match against Atletico Madrid is always difficult because these are two great teams," the 22-year-old stated. "Atletico defend very well but Barcelona know how to attack.

"[The draw] is a complicated result for us but we know that we have the potential to win away.

"I'll try to maintain the same level to win the next game."

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