Despite the frustration felt after the announcement of the coronation of Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski was very worthy.
Robert lewandowski was obviously not surprised. Present in Paris for the Ballon d’Or ceremony, the Polish striker had known for a long time that he would have to settle for a runner-up despite a 2021 year of all records. The star of Bayern Munich had therefore had time to digest this disappointment. Nevertheless, at the time of the announcement of the coronation of Lionel messi, sketched a smirk that spoke volumes about his frustration.
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And it was not the words of comfort uttered by the Argentinian, who did not hesitate to claim a 2020 Ballon d’Or for the Pole, which were enough to put a smile back on his face. Nor the consolation prize awarded by France Football in the form of an unprecedented top scorer of the year trophy. The former Borussia Dortmund player nevertheless reacted with class. ” I am very proud to be here after two years marked by the pandemic. I know that award means to be a goalscorer. It is very nice to be here. I thank my club, my coach and my teammates. I hope to be a better player in the future. I want to greet my mother, my sisters and my wife who are there. Without this love, it would be much more difficult. I also want to thank my fans “, He confided.
And Robert Lewandowski has shown himself to be just as dignified on social media. “To begin with, I would like to congratulate Lionel Messi, winner of the Ballon d’Or, he wrote on Instagram. I want to thank every journalist who voted for me and who felt my accomplishments were important in 2021. I won the award for the best striker of the year and no player can win an individual award without a strong team and loyal fans behind him. And for me, it’s no different. ”