Neymar when asked about his chances of being shortlisted for this year's Ballon D'Or award said:
"I hope to be among the final nominees. The favourite is difficult to decide.
"For me, Messi is the best. Cristiano Ronaldo won titles and that sometimes just edges it. Sometimes, the Ballon d’Or isn’t won by the best. If it were, Messi would always win it.
"He’s the best I have seen play. It’s easy to play alongside someone like that. He’s a good mate, just like [Luis] Suarez. We always support and help one another."