Messi, Suarez, Neymar the best attacking trio in history, says Barcelona boss Luis Enrique

Messi, Suarez, Neymar the best attacking trio in history, says Luis Enrique
By Eurosport

04/12/2015 at 14:53Updated 04/12/2015 at 15:37

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique believes Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar are not just the best attacking trio in the club's history - but the best forward line football has ever seen.

The trio, affectionately known as 'MSN' by fans of the club, scored 122 goals last season as Barcelona won the treble - and have started this season in similarly prolific form, despite an injury to Messi that saw the Argentine miss two months of the campaign.

Barcelona have had some great forward lines in their history but the exploits of the current trio have led some to proclaim them the best ever - a suggestion that Luis Enrique was more than willing to agree to when it was put to him at a press conference on Friday.

"For Barcelona I think so,” he told reporters, before adding:

“I would even say in the history of football because to get players together of this level with their individual ability, to get that many goals and support each other in this way, it has never happened on any other team in recent history.

" "I don't know everything about the history of football but I would say yes [they are the best ever].""

Messi previously suggested that all three players deserved to make up the final three-man shortlist for the 2015 Ballon d'Or. In the end Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo joined the Argentine, with Luis Suarez missing out.

Barcelona's next game is against Valencia - although new Che boss Gary Neville will only assume control of the side after the fixture.

"Valencia is one of the best teams in the league in terms of quality and it's possible that we see a reaction from them," Luis Enrique noted.

"It's a difficult game, like all the games we play at the Mestalla.

"Valencia have lots of good and young players and the job [former boss] Nuno did, for me, was excellent."