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The Brazil star has been drawing worldwide plaudits following his recent displays for Barcelona but says he isn't interested in discussing any potential individual awards

Neymar says he is focused solely on helping to improve his team, whether that be Barcelona or Brazil.

The 21-year-old starred during the Selecao's stirring Confederations Cup success this past summer, prompting speculation that he could be in the running for this year's Ballon d'Or.

However, the former Santos man revealed that he has not given individual awards a second thought since making the move to Catalunya earlier this year and is interested only in maintaining his high level of performance for both club and country.

"[The Ballon d'Or] isn't something that worries me," he said. "I just want to play the same football and help my team-mates at Barca and in the Brazil team."

Neymar also dismissed suggestions that there has been any dramatic change to his style of play in recent months, insisting that he is "still the same player" that has shone so brightly for Brazil.

The 21-year old has been excelling for Barcelona in the absence of the injured Lionel Messi, playing a key role in last week's wins over Celtic and Valladolid, proving that he is already a vital player for the Spanish champions.

"Nothing has changed," he told reporters. "I'm still the same player, playing the same football, but right now everything is going well.

"Whether playing in Brazil or Spain, I want to develop as a player."

Neymar arrived in Seoul on Sunday for Brazil’s upcoming Gillette Brasil Global Tour fixtures with South Korea and Zambia.

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