Neymar, PSG 2020-21

Thiago Silva has sent a message of support to Neymar after seeing him snubbed in the final voting for this year’s FIFA The Best award.

The Brazilian helped PSG win a domestic treble and reach their first-ever Champions League final last term, scoring 19 goals in 27 appearances across all competitions.

However, he was ultimately overlooked when the 11-man list was whittled down to three on Friday, with Barcelona captain Lionel Messi, Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo and Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski set to dobattle for the accolade on December 17.

Lewandowski is the favourite to get the individual gong after firing Bayern to Bundesliga, DFB-Pokaland Champions League glory, while Ronaldo is bidding to pick up the trophy for a third time and Messi is looking to equal his Portuguese rival as a two-time winner.

It appeared that Neymar was not impressed when he found out that he was not among the 2020 finalists as he took to social media andposted an image of himself with the caption:”Is it serious?”

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Chelsea defender Thiago Silva, who spent three seasons playing alongside Neymar at Parc des Princes before leaving the club in the summer, had someconciliatory words for his ex-teammate after seeing him miss out on the award.

“When you are selected among the three finalists, it will be to win it!” the ex-PSG star wrote in response to his fellow countryman’s post.

Neymar’s father left a heartfelt message for his son further down the comments section on his Instagram post, which reads:”For us, you will always be in the best leagues, the best clubs and among the best players in the world.”

PSG will hope that a talismanic performer can shake off his disappointment when they play host to Lyon in a top-of-the-table Ligue 1 clash on Sunday.

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