Messi & Ronaldo Are Not From This Planet – Neymar
Neymar has outlined his Ballon d’Or ambitions while admitting that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are “not from this planet”.
The Paris Saint-Germain attacker is on the cusp of inspiring the French champions to glory on Europe’s biggest stage.
Neymar has played a key role in their run to this season’s Champions League final, scoring in both legs of a round of 16 triumph over Borussia Dortmund before also starring in wins over Atalanta and RB Leipzig in the quarter and semi-finals.
The Brazilian acknowledges the fact that Messi and Ronaldo have been the standout players of their generation, but also believes he is now on the verge of greatness, and is fully focused on helping his current employers secure an elusive piece of silverware.
“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 honour to win it,” Neymar told the Daily Star.
“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.
“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.”