Zurich: Barcelona striker Neymar was left disappointed after placing third at the Ballon d'Or ceremony in Zurich on Monday night and vowed to work harder to better himself. The 23-year-old Brazilian, former World Soccer Young Player of the Year, was voted third best with 7.86 per cent of the vote.
He told Marca.com: "In all honesty, yes, I'd hoped to come second. I'm delighted to be here alongside two footballing greats. I hope to come back and for my team to keep winning.
"I don't want to be better than anyone else; I just want to better myself. Now I have to work a little bit more to be amongst the three finalists again."