Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez insists his former team-mate Lionel Messi deserves the 2021 Ballon d’Or, his seventh win. of the Argentine striker Amid criticism that other players are more suitable, especially Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho, Mundo Deportivo reported on Saturday.
Messi has won by both Bayern Munich’s Poland forward Lewandowski and Chelsea’s Italian midfielder Jorginho. But has also been criticize for the midfielder. The Argentine face is not fit to win the award. Before Xabi backed up an old friend that all judgments were fair.
‘I think it’s fair football. He is the best player in the world and the best of all time. And he deserves the award for the seventh time, no doubt.’
‘We might think maybe Lewandowski deserves it. or other players But this is controversial every year. The moment they open the envelope and say Messi won, it’s fair,’ Xavi said.
Paris St Germain forward Messi, 34, beat Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and Chelsea’s Jorginho to lift the prestigious award. After winning the Copa America for the first time with Argentina in July.