FC Barcelona veteran defender, Gerard Pique has named his former teammate, as the proper candidate to win this 12 months’s Ballon d’Or. The 34-year outdated Spanish defender has named Lionel Messi as his option to win the coveted award but once more, which might be Messi’s seventh so as to add one other feather to what’s a much-decorated profession.
Messi and Pique have been teammates at Barcelona since 2008, and the duo shared a fantastic reference to one another each on the sector and off it, and it has not lowered even after Messi needed to depart the membership this 12 months.
Gerard Pique and Lionel Messi are nice pals off the sector
Pique was quoted as saying: “The Ballon d’Or? If the winner is voted by the standards, it’s Messi. In the event that they select the most effective on the planet, it’s Messi too.
Messi has been pipped to win the award for the seventh time by many within the footballing world, after he gained the Copa America title with Argentina, and had an exemplary season with Barcelona the place he solely pulled the membership to a 3rd spot end in La Liga.
The Argentine striker scored 38 objectives and 14 assists for Barcelona throughout all competitions final season and in addition gained the Copa del Rey. He was additionally the main scorer for Argentina in Copa America, with 4 objectives, and in addition had 5 assists to go together with it.
Lionel Messi’s former coach Ronald Koeman has additionally put his weight behind the Argentine to win but once more.
The present Barcelona coach mentioned: “He [Messi] has proven again and again he’s the most effective on the planet. I understand how a lot he needed to win Copa America and he has achieved it ultimately. Messi is the prime candidate for the Ballon d’Or after a fantastic season and, for me, he’s the favourite.”
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