Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos Junior kisses a ball after scoring a hat-trick during the UEFA Champions League Group H football match FC Barcelona vs Celtic FC at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on December 11, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ JOSEP LAGO (Photo credit should read JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)
I won’t kill myself to win Ballon d’Or – Neymar
Barcelona’s Brazilian star Neymar says winning the Ballon d’Or is one of his goals but he will not lose any sleep if he never takes home football’s top individual award, AFP reports.
“If I don’t win the Ballon d’or, its okay,” he said in an interview posted on the La Liga website on Monday when asked if he was disappointed that he was not named as one of three finalists for the prize this year.
“I don’t play football to win the Ballon d’Or, I play football to be happy because I love it, because I want to play football. Unfortunately only one person can win it,” he added.
“Of course it is one of my goals winning the Ballon d’Or but I won’t die if I don’t.