NEYMAR is gearing up for the La Liga run in by undergoing some “fire cupping”.
The Barcelona striker is out of his side’s clash against Osasuna tonight (Wednesday) through suspension, but already has one eye on the Espanyol away game at the weekend.
And to ensure he is in tip-top condition ahead of the La Liga clash, the Brazilian decided on the ancient therapy.
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He shared a snap on his Snapchat account of him laid on his front with 14 cups places down the spine of his back.
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Neymar is following in the footsteps of boxer Anthony Joshua, who also decided on the bizarre treatment ahead of his blockbuster fight against Wladimir Klitschko.
The cups create a suction on the body that are said to dispel stagnant blood under the skin.
It is believed the treatment can help reduce pain and inflammation, as well as promote a healthy blood flow and relax tired and overworked muscles.
Yesterday (Tuesday) Barcelona have ruled out a summer exit for Neymar – and have also dismissed reports linking them with Juventus star Paulo Dybala.
The Catalans are set for a huge change in personnel this summer when Luis Enrique makes way for a new manager.
Reports claim Barcelona will splash the cash on a ton of new faces following their disappointing Champions League exit.
But a late win against Real Madrid in Sunday’s Clasico means they’re still in with a chance of the La Liga title.
Neymar is just one of many current stars tipped to leave the Camp Nou despite scoring 15 goals and assisting a further 18 in all competitions this season.