Ballon d'Or: I hoped to come second, says Neymar

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 "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."

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