Bacrcelona star Neymar Jr says winning the Ballon d’Or is onhis mind, but says his personal ambition for the individual award is not his sole reason for playing football.
A sensational start in 2017 has shown what the Brazilian star is capable of, and he looks bent on showing his talent is as great as his initial promise signalled when he signed for the Catalans from Santos.
“I want to win the Ballon d’Or, but I’m in no hurry to do so,” Neymar told Sport Express. “It is one of my objectives, something I dream of, but personal ambition isn’t why I play the game.
“I play because I like to and enjoy helping the team and making fans happy- only once I do that do I hope to achieve personal records,” said the Brazilian super star.
His relationship with the rest of Barcelona’s strike force is one of the reasons behind his success.
“Messi and Suarez are friends off of the pitch. On the pitch, we complement each other to perfection. They are players I admire” Neymar added