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Sport Neymar: I will not kill myself to win Ballon d'Or

21:05  26 december  2016
21:05  26 december  2016 Source:   goal.com

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Barcelona star Neymar has downplayed the importance of the Ballon d ' Or and is adamant it would not be a problem for him if he never wins it. "Of course, it is my goal to win the Ballon d ' Or , but I am not going to kill myself for it.

The Brazil striker says he is not out for personal glory and is just looking to enjoy himself playing football, adding Lionel Messi is the only possible candidate for the gong.

  Neymar: I will not kill myself to win Ballon d'Or © Provided by Goal.com Barcelona star Neymar has downplayed the importance of the Ballon d'Or and is adamant it would not be a problem for him if he never wins it.

The Brazil international had to settle for fifth place in the 2016 award, with Cristiano Ronaldo beating Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann to win the award.

Neymar, however, has stressed he will not lose any sleep over whether he will ever lift the trophy.

"I am very happy in Barcelona, at this team and with the life I have," the 24-year-old told the official La Liga website.

"Of course, it is my goal to win the Ballon d'Or, but I am not going to kill myself for it.

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Barcelona forward, Neymar , has said it would never be a problem for him, if he never gets to win the Ballon D ’ Or award. The Brazilian finished in fifth place in the 2016 award, with Cristiano Ronaldo winning the “Of course, it is my goal to win the Ballon d ’ Or , but I am not going to kill myself for it.

Neymar , however, has stressed he will not lose any sleep over whether he will ever lift the trophy. " I am very happy in Barcelona, at this team and with the life I have," the 24-year-old told the official LaLiga website. "Of course, it is my goal to win the Ballon d ' Or , but I am not going to kill myself for it.

"I want to be happy and I am happy here at Barcelona. It is not a problem if I do not win the Ballon d'Or.

"I do not play football to win the Ballon d'Or. I play football to be happy, because I love it and want to play football.

"Winning the Ballon d'Or is the consequence of your work. Unfortunately, only one person can win it and Leo Messi is the best."

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