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Mbappe and Neymar Jr. favorites for Ballon d’ Or

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30 May 2021
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Kylian Mbappe and Neymar Jr. beat the odd to be the Ballon d’ Or favorites according to Michel Platini and Oscar.


The former PSG player claims that Mbappe to be a “complete”. He said the forward has all it takes as has both right and left legs filled with power. While former Chelsea and Brazilian Oscar claims his countrymate Neymar Jr. as the favorite candidate.

According to Platini, the French forward is the most complete who is very smart and quick. However, decency followed Mbappe this season as he’s scored critical goals both in the Ligue 1 and the Champions League.

The former Ballon d’Or winner claimed, “Mbappe is really complete.”

“He has a left foot and a right foot is smart and very, very quick to start. Plus, he’s got his head on his shoulders,” he said.

“It is also true that he has the chance to evolve at a time when we let him run. Today, football protects players like Mbappe, Messi, or Ronaldo,” the former PSG player added.

Notably, Mbappe netted in the Coupe de France final against AS Monaco. Also, he was instrumental to the Capital club’s UEFA Champions League push as he scored key goals.

On the other hand, the former Brazil international Oscar has a different view. He believes that PSG forward Neymar Jr. is the favorite player to win Ballon d’Or. He thinks his Brazil teammate has the upper hand to win the accolade during the remaining years of his new contract.

According to Oscar, Neymar has no competitor in the future. He thinks the former Barcelona forward will come on top in the coming year despite being 29 years old.

“In the near future, I cannot see a stronger candidate than Neymar,” the former Chelsea midfielder said.

“I think he will always be the biggest name in Brazilian football for the next three or four years,” Oscar added.

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