Neymar tipped to take it hard

Barcelona defender Adriano has backed compatriot Neymar to deal with any harsh treatment he may receive from defenders in the Primera Division.

The 21-year-old Brazilian striker is in the early stages of his Barca career after finally completing a long-anticipated switch from Santos in the summer.

He's used to being played hard.

In Brazil he received plenty of kicks and continued to play as you know.

– Brazilian defender Adriano