Brazil legend Kaka has said he has confidence in Neymar’s chances of winning the 2020 Ballon d’Or but believes Paris Saint-Germain may have to win the Champions League for him to scoop the prize.
The former Real Madrid and AC Milan star, who won the coveted gong himself in 2007, believes his compatriot is more than capable of trumping Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to the award.
Neymar left Barcelona for PSG in a world-record £200million deal in 2017 in the hope he could step out of Messi’s shadow and be recognised as the best player on the planet.
However, his time in Paris has largely been turbulent and blighted by fitness problems which has subsequently narrowed his chances of ever scooping the prize.
‘What he needs now is to win a team title and be one of the main protagonists of this achievement. If PSG were to win the Champions League, then I think Neymar would probably win the Ballon d’Or.’
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PSG face a tricky tie against Borussia Dortmund in the knockout rounds of the Champions League with the first leg taking place on February 18.
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