11/29/2021 11:16 pm | UPDATED 11/29/2021 AT 11:33 PM
Credited with the Ballon d’Or for the seventh time in his career, this Monday in Paris, Lionel Messi did not forget to pay tribute to his first runner-up, Robert Lewandowski, who would certainly have won the bet last year.
Triumphant in his sequined jacket, to receive from his friend’s hands Luis Suarez a seventh Ballon d’Or this Monday evening at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Lionel messi obviously did not shy away from his pleasure. Fair play nevertheless, the Argentine greeted his first runner-up, the Pole Robert lewandowski, which he finished ahead of 33 small units to make the difference this year (613 vs 580).
La Pulga recalls that the Bayern striker, so prolific in general and particularly for two seasons, would probably have won the famous golden sphere in 2020 if the organization of the Ballon d’Or had not decided otherwise, by canceling purely and simply the ceremony last year in the face of the health crisis.
“You deserve the Ballon d’Or”
“ Robert, it’s an honor to be at your sides, you deserveshut up the Ballon d’Or last year, for me you won it and I hope France Football will give it to you. It is not possible otherwise, because I think you deserve to have a home Phone trophy “, Says Messi. In the absence of a Ballon d’Or, Robert Lewandowski inherited this Monday a strange top scorer trophy specially created for the occasion. A bitter consolation prize …