5 reasons why Neymar must wait for the Ballon d'Or
It all started when Barcelona officially confirmed the sale of Neymar to PSG for a fee reportedly worth €222million. The football world was shocked as the Parisians paid the humongous release clause in Neymar's contract.
The news went viral and it became a trend on social media for several weeks. No one believed it would happen, but now it is a reality, Neymar is gone and Barcelona will miss him.
It was widely speculated that Neymar left Barca because he was tired of playing under the shadow of Lionel Messi, and wanted to dominate world football and win the Ballon d'Or.
This ambitious move was criticised by some while others justified it. But is the move really going to help Neymar win the award?
The definite answer to the question is 'no'. Neymar's move to PSG will not increase his chances of winning the Ballon d'Or because of the following reasons.
#5 The Messi-Ronaldo reign isn't over yet
With a concise and sincere view, the Messi-Ronaldo duopoly will end, but not just yet. It is true that they will soon start to decline as a result of aging but the fact is that they still have 2-4 years left at the top.
This will not be affected by Neymar's move to PSG because as long as Messi and Ronaldo are still at their peaks, Neymar cannot match them. We have seen in recent years that Neymar is a fantastic player, but he just does not belong at the same level as the Barcelona and Real Madrid icons. Well, not yet at least.
The duo have proved to be un-matchable, dominating the football world for the past 10 years. No one has reached their level. Their statistics have been quite daunting. They have turned football glory into a two-horse race.
Their goals, records, trophies, and achievements every season is not something that anyone can challenge. They have both scored over 500 goals each in their respective careers.
Therefore, Neymar must wait for his time and improve his game.