The Brazilian star Neymar is hopeful for the Ballon d’Or this year. And, he believes that winning the UEFA Champions League this season with Paris Saint-Germain can increase his chance of getting it. Besides, he also admits that two of the football maestros, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, are not from this planet.
PSG recently had a great run in the UCL as they are already in the final. And, they will face Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich. The Brazilian sensation is a key player in the PSG’s success this season. And, that feat increased his chance of winning the grandest individual award of this season.
Neymar says Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are not from this planet
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi and Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo almost dominated the Ballon d’Or in the last 11 seasons. And while talking about them, Neymar told Daily Star, “Messi and Ronaldo have of course dominated [the Ballon d’Or] because over the last 10 years they have not been from this planet. It would be an honor to win it.”
He said, “But it comes from what you achieve on the field and what you help your club win – so that is what my focus is on. Everything else will fall into place if it is meant to be.” The Brazilian star then added, “Winning the Champions League is special, I know this. But to win it with PSG would be making history – and that is exactly what I came here to do.”
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The PSG striker recently delivered a great performance in the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League. And for that, PSG bagged a glorious win last week. While talking about the match, Neymar said, “The semi-final was a very good performance – but nobody remembers who wins semi-finals.”
He said, “That is over now. Bayern is going to prove a very big test and we will be ready. They have many good players, but we are also at a high level and I feel I am playing at my best since I have arrived in Paris.” Neymar then added, “This is where we want to be. The owners have a big project and part of that project is to be considered the best in Europe. We have never been closer than we are now – but we must stay focused.”