Last night, France Football awarded Lionel Messi the 7th Ballon d’Or award, placing him as the best football player of the 2020-21 season. It was a moment of celebration for Messi fans around the world as it somewhat ended the GOAT debate. However, it is not without question that a large section of the football world thinks Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski deserves the award more for his superb scoring record last season. The Polish striker’s teammate at Bayern Munich, Thomas Muller, has now shared his thoughts on the matter via his LinkedIn account.
German attacking midfielder Thomas Muller has been quite open-minded and outspoken since day one of his career – a trait that has not been liked by many. His savagery about football and trash talk before games are often scrutinized by the opposition and therefore Germans try to say as little as possible. But when he did, people listened to him with great concentration and the same thing happened today.
What Thomas Muller said
Speaking on the matter, Thomas Muller said, “From a Bavarian, Polish and German point of view, last night’s Ballon d’Or performance was certainly a disappointment. For some even a little more. While I’ve been in the business for a bit longer and therefore am not really surprised by the results (it was similar to Franck Ribéry in 2013), the whole thing formed or reinforced one thought in me: We have great players in the Bundesliga and we must not hide ourselves. However, further international successes are needed for global recognition”.
“It’s also a huge motivation for me to try to throw everything into balance to bring the Champions League back to Munich and show the football world what’s going on. And above all, what German football has to offer.”
With this, the German midfielder promises to have a great performance against FC Barcelona in the final match of the UEFA Champions League group stage. The Blaugrana needed a win to confirm their place in the Round of 16 and Muller thought a landslide victory over the Spaniards would be the best way of ‘revenge’.
“We have the next chance to do it next Wednesday against FC Barcelona in the Champions League. Let’s solve it! ”
He concludes with a footnote, “For Lionel Messi, the vote is perhaps the best individualistic football ever created. So congratulations to Lionel on winning the Ballon d’Or, even if I think Robert Lewandowski will deserve it more this time. What do you mean? ”
When France Football announced yesterday that two new awards would be presented during this year’s Gala, it was speculated that one of the awards would act as a ‘consolation prize’ for the Poles. . Turns out to be true. Robert Lewandowski won the Striker of the Year award while Lionel Messi received the Ballon d’Or.
FC Bayern Munich and most of their players, including Thomas Muller, have been supporting Lewandowski to win the Ballon d’Or on social media for over a month now. So they are about to suffer after the rejection.
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