Deco says Barcelona ace Neymar has a long way to go to match teammate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Many say Neymar should be considered for the Ballon d'Or.

"He has potential for it, for sure," the former Brazil and Blaugrana midfielder told El Mundo Deportivo. "But this is a long way away.

"Comparisons with Messi or Cristiano are easy because they have matured, but football is not only about quality - you also have to mature."

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