UEFA vice-president names who will win the Ballon d’Or this year while speaking to TMW Radio. The Juventus legend Zbigniew Boniek said: “Africa votes, America votes. And they know only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo there.
He expressed his fears over his favorite not winning the coveted award as he believes Robert Lewandoski deserves it but Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are more popular and will likely get more votes.
“I’m afraid that Messi, who won Copa America, will win Ballon d’Or. I think only three players deserve the award. Jorginho, Messi and Robert Lewandowski. I believe the best one is Robert.” said Zbigniew Boniek.
“The award should be given to a player who won something significant with his team. We all know that Messi is out of this world but Jorginho won everything. Personally, I support Lewandowski” he added.
Messi is struggling to adapt to life in France, failing to score a goal or register an assists in seven Ligue 1 games for Paris Saint-Germain so far this season.
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Earlier this week, the 2021 Ballon d’Or results were supposedly leaked on social media with Lewandowski named as the winner of this year’s award.