Real Madrid expect this Brazilian star will topple Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
Ronaldo, one of the best footballer of his time played for both Clasico rivals, Barcelona and Real Madrid and has won two World Cup, while representing Brazil. The Brazilian icon is very impressed with the development of his compatriot in recent years and has backed him to win Ballon d’Or award in 2016:
“I would bet on Neymar next year. I think Neymar is growing a lot and I think at the same time growth of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi has reached to its limit. May be they will be there for one for two year and I think it is natural that Neymar overtake that position in which Brazil always has representatives.
“I really want Neymar to win and interrupt the series of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. I think this year it will be again between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. I don’t know if Neymar will finish in third.”
Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are sharing Ballon d’Or, since 2008, with Barcelona ace has won the prestigious award for forth times and former Manchester United man has won it for three times.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been named FIFA Player of the year for last two years in the row, while he is strong favorite defend his Ballon d’Or crown along with Lionel Messi.
However, going in to this season, Neymar is certainly perform like a best player in the World. With Messi was out-injured, the Brazilian forward came out of the shadow of Argentina Captain and showed with his display that he is the worthy heir of him.