Neymar hails Messi and Suarez ‘great friends’
The Brazil striker says “there are no egos” in the Barcelona forward line and appreciated the relationship he is sharing with his strike partners at the Camp Nou currently.
Neymar believes that “friendship and modesty” has helped to stimulate his success alongside the fellow Barcelona forwards Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
The all-star attacking trio somehow co-operated with Luis Enrique’s team to sweep the board and call for La Liga, Copa del Rey and also Champions League glory last term and interestingly they have picked up in a similar vein this time too.
Messi and Neymar were nominated for the Ballon d’Or 2015 alongside Real Madrid’s current defending award-holder Cristiano Ronaldo on Monday, with the Argentina star being the favourite to win the prestigious gong for an incredible fifth time.
“Leo and Luis are great friends, I hope to play with them for a long time, there are no egos,” Neymar told reporters afterwards.
The Brazil captain anticipates Messi to win the Ballon d’Or and feels that Suarez should have been included to the shortlist to make it a clean right of Barcelona nominations.
He added: “Being nominated for the Ballon d’Or means a lot.
“Suarez should have been there too but Messi is favourite, he’s the number one for me.”
Messi was also awarded the Best Player and Best Striker at La Liga’s annual awards ceremony held in Barcelona, where Neymar claimed the Best American Player gong.
Neymar, with his 14, leads the Pichichi rankings and impressively does so at a rate Messi and Ronaldo have ensured as par in their unique zone : over a goal per game. He mght have had even more. He let Suárez take a shot at a penalty against Villarreal last month. It had been his, strictly speaking. Several occasions on Saturday night too, when Real Sociedad put themselves at the mercy of the most intimidating forward line in Europe, Neymar could easily have scored the goal that would have ensured his hat-trick. He chose to lead the pass instead, when to shoot would perhaps be reasonable.