Neymar targets Champions League PSG win over Ballon d'Or

Neymar has revealed that winning titles with Paris Saint-Germain are his first priority and has placed team success ahead of personal accolades.

Neymar has revealed that winning titles with Paris Saint-Germain are his first priority, placing team success ahead of personal accolades.

The Brazilian forward signed for the French giants this summer in a world-record £198million transfer from Barcelona and has started well, scoring 11 goals in 12 games. 

The Ballon d'Or eludes the world's most expensive footballer, who finds himself among the players unable to break the tight grip held on the prize by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Neymar has said winning titles with PSG is more of a priority than personal success

Neymar has said winning titles with PSG is more of a priority than personal success

Neymar finished third in the voting in 2015, which was won by former team-mate Messi, but failed to make the top three in 2016 with Antoine Griezmann replacing him in bronze medal position.

Reports in Spain this week suggested Neymar is far from happy at PSG but he has reaffirmed his commitment and insisted his desire to win trophies currently outweighs his ambition for personal glory.

'The Ballon d'Or is a dream. This is obviously an objective for me,' Neymar told PSG's official club magazine.

'But it's not a trophy that [has to be at the front of my mind]. We must first think in terms of the team and the whole team wants to achieve its Champions League ambition.' 

PSG are already into the knockout stages of this season's tournament with four wins from their first four group matches.

Neymar is aiming to win another Champions League title to go with the one he secured at Barcelona in the 2014-15 campaign.

'Thank God, I've already won one. I know this sensation and I want to know again this thrill with PSG,' he added.

'Only when the collective trophies are won will it be time, then, to think of the individual rewards.' 

Currently on international duty, Neymar scored one penalty and missed another on Friday as Brazil ran out comfortable 3-1 winners over Japan in a friendly in Lille.

The Brazilian forward signed for the French giants this summer in a world-record £198m deal

The Brazilian forward signed for the French giants this summer in a world-record £198m deal

Neymar scored a penalty as Brazil ran out 3-1 winners over Japan in France on Friday

Neymar scored a penalty as Brazil ran out 3-1 winners over Japan in France on Friday