–Tips Neymar for Ballon d’Or
During a Gillette event, Leo Messi has predicted that his teammate Neymar will become the best player in the world and pick up the coveted Ballon d’Or along the way. The Argentine emphasised that he only wants to win trophies.
Is Messi the best in the world right now?
“I don’t know where I stand in world football. I haven’t even stopped to think about it. I just try to keep improving. I only think about playing”.
Is Messi better than Cristiano Ronaldo?
“I’m not competing with Cristiano, I just do my job and I’m not interested in competing with anyone. I want to win trophies.”
Neymar, a future Ballon d’Or winner?
“You never know what will happen in football, but I think Neymar will be the best in the world because of the quality and attributes that he has.”
The Messi-Neymar connection: “We are playing closer to each other on the pitch than we were last year. Neymar is a great player and it’s a pleasure to play alongside him. I have a good relationship with him. He’s a fabulous guy and we get on well both on and off the pitch.”
Total freedom under Luis Enrique: “I have plenty of freedom to move around on the pitch. The coach told me to move around wherever I want. More through-balls can be threaded through when you have two strikers ahead of you.”
Continuing to play for Argentina: “I’ve been called up to the Argentina squad, I’ll be there. It’s not a problem. Luis Enrique didn’t tell us not to join up with our national sides. It was the opposite. It’s a normal thing”.