According to the Portuguese media RTPPT, Lionel Messi has been informed by France Football of his future victory at the Ballon d’Or 2021. The Paris Saint-Germain player would therefore receive his 7th trophy on November 29 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. However, the editor-in-chief of France Football, Pascal Ferré, denied this information.
“The winner knows about two weeks before, only 3 or 4 people know the name of the winner at the moment,” said Pascal Ferré.
The result is near and already causing a lot of debates among football fans.
Surprisingly, the former Argentinian player Omar Da Francesca, who never stops finding all the superlatives for Lionel Messi’s performances, thinks rather that his compatriot does not deserve to win this trophy this year.
When Omar Da Fonseca was Asked about the 2021 Ballon d’Or, he revealed which player he thinks deserves to be crowned this year.
The BeIn Sports consultant reckons that it is Karim Benzema who deserves the 2021 Ballon d’Or ahead of Robert Lewandowski and Leo Messi.
On the other hand, the former Barcelonan Samuel Eto’o believes that only Messi deserves the famous golden ball again this year.
“I appreciate him very much as a person and as a player. I watched him grow up and I’ve a special love for him. For me he is still the best in the world. If we remove Leo, there are others that I like, like Benzema, ”Eto’o said a few days ago, in an interview with Marca.
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Holder of the prestigious trophy for 2 years (the 2020 edition has been canceled), Lionel Messi is not even convinced that he is legitimate to his own succession.
When he was questioned about it, the PSG player explained that he was not focused on it.
“No, I don’t feel like a favorite and I never liked to talk about it until the result. If that is to happen, it would be great, great to win one more. This summer I won the title I was missing and it was the pinnacle, ”he said.
“Afterwards, if I win a new Ballon d’Or, I will be very happy and very grateful, but I don’t want to think about it (…) Obviously, in my team, there are at least two for whom I would vote surely: ”Ney” and Kylian. And then, (Robert) Lewandowski, who has just had a great year. ”
And Messi added: “There is also (Karim) Benzema, who was excellent. We know that the titles are also important: the Champions League, the Euro and the Copa America will undoubtedly weigh in the vote ”.