Neymar expects Mbappe Ballon d’Or battle

first_imgPSG Neymar backs PSG team-mate Mbappe in battle for Ballon d’Or Matthew Scott Last updated 2 years ago 18:58 28/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(14) MbappeNeymar - cropped Bongarts PSG Neymar Kylian Mbappé Bayern München UEFA Champions League PSG v Bayern München The Brazilian reportedly joined Paris Saint-Germain in order to be named the world’s best, but he thinks he faces competition from a club colleague Neymar believes Paris Saint-Germain prodigy Kylian Mbappe ought to be a contender for the Ballon d’Or.The Brazil star left Barcelona to join PSG in a world-record €222 million deal – a switch reportedly fuelled by Neymar’s desire to escape Lionel Messi’s shadow in his pursuit of football’s ultimate individual honour.PSG 11/2 to beat Bordeaux 3-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Neymar has made a stunning start to life in France, scoring six goals and assisting as many more in just seven appearances.Mbappe has scored just twice since his loan move from Ligue 1 champions Monaco, but his strike against Bayern Munich in Wednesday’s 3-0 Champions League thrashing evidenced the 18-year-old’s appetite for the big occasion.And Neymar believes his teenage team-mate has mental and technical attributes way beyond his tender years.”Mbappe, I have the impression that he is already 30 years old,” Neymar told reporters. “He is so mature and so complete.”He’s a player who will be a pain for the defenders and he’ll be in the race for the Ballon d’Or.”Cristiano Ronaldo is widely regarded as the favourite to win the Ballon d’Or in 2017, having guided Real Madrid to double La Liga and Champions League glory last season.last_img read more

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