Am not in a hurry to win Ballon D’Or – Neymar
Barcelona forward, Neymar, has insisted he is not in a hurry to win the Ballon D’Or prize.
The 25-year-old moved to Europe in 2013 and has enjoyed a remarkable rise with the La Liga champions, complemented by Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
There have been calls for Neymar to break the duopoly of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, to be named the best footballer in the world.
Although he admits it is one of his objectives, Neymar stated that he wasn’t in the game for personal ambition.
“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.”
Neymar added on his working relationship with fellow members of Barca’s fearsome MSN forward line: “Messi and Suarez are friends off of the pitch.
“On the pitch, we complement each other to perfection.
“They are players I admire.”