Busquets: Ballon d’Or not important

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets has played down the importance of the Ballon d’Or as “I care more about the praise from my Coaches and teammates”.

Lionel Messi is expected to win the 2015 edition, while Neymar and Luis Suarez are being backed to break onto the podium, which is announced on Monday afternoon, but the Spain international believes the award does not deserve such global attention.

“I won’t say that I’m not excited, but I don’t feel it’s something that should warrant priority or great value,” he told TV3.

“I care more about the praise from my Coaches and teammates.

“It was good to see that we were able to win without [Lionel Messi], but he’s the best player in the world and our star.

 “It’s a pleasure to play with [Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez]. They have a special chemistry on and off the pitch.

“I admire Luis Enrique’s desire to work and improve. We’re a very good team who have a great future.

“We have the ambition to win another treble, but it’ll be very difficult.

“Of all the games in which I’ve played, the 0-4 at the Santiago Bernabeu is my best and the one in which were most dominant.”

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