Paris Saint-Germain man, Neymar says he is more motivated by the idea of winning trophies with the team, than winning his first Ballon d’Or.
The Brazil international completed a €222 million move to PSG, with many believing escaping Messi’s shadow was the motivation.
Neymar has gone on to impress with PSG, scoring five goals and assisting five goals in as many matches, but the former Barcelona man is not motivated by personal accolade.
“Of course a football player wants to win the Ballon d’Or,” he said after the Champions League win in Glasgow. “But I don’t have to think about it. I have to think about what’s better for our group, our club.
“This is a great team and, if we keep going like this, we have a big chance of doing it [winning the tournament].
“I’m very happy to start with a win. Of course, it’s not only about getting goals, but that’s the most important. That’s what we came for. I’m very happy with this game.”