The Bayern Munich and France midfielder believes that after a very successful year, picking up the treble with Bayern, he should be on the shortlist which will be announced by Fifa early next month.
He told French newspaper Le Monde: “I have no fear, I am confident. I have done all I had to.”
“If you look at my performances all year long, I have made the difference. I may not score in every match but I set the defences on fire.”
The Frenchman was an influential part of Bayern’s domestic dominace last season, winning the Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup treble last season, and was even crowned UEFA’s Best Player in Europe in August.
It is because of this, that he now believes he should win the Fifa Ballon D’Or, which will be announced early next year. FIFA will announce a three-man shortlist from the candidates who also include Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta from Barcelona and Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale from Real Madrid.
By Phil Wellbrook