This year’s Ballon d’Or trophy finally fell into the hands of Real Madrid midfielder and Croatian National Team, Luka Modric, while Argentine mega-star, Lionel Messi failed to penetrate the top three candidates for the annual trophy for the first time. In fact, many consider Messi still worthy of being in the top three. In fact, Atletico Madrid defender, David Luiz, considered that Barcelona’s mainstay players should be the figure who won Ballon d’Or.
Actually, on the campaign of the 2017/18 season yesterday, Lionel Messi’s performance along with Barcelona was fairly good, as he was able to score 35 goals in the Spanish La Liga event, delivering the Catalan giants to the League and Copa Del Rey titles. In fact, with the record of these goals, Messi not only won the La Liga top scorer, but also won the European gold shoe trophy.
He also carved many assists for Barcelona, and led Argentina to the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup. Unfortunately, let alone to win the 6th Ballon d’Or in his career, Messi was not even able to penetrate the candidates for the top three annual awards from France Football. It is Real Madrid and Croatian midfielder, Luka Modric who won the Ballon d’Or, while Cristiano Ronaldo is in 2nd place followed by Antoine Griezmann in 3rd place.
In fact, according to Atletico Madrid defender Felipe Luiz, Lionel Messi should be the figure who won the Ballon d’Or title. He said so, because he already knew exactly how the Barcelona captain was performing.
“When competing in the field my mission is not to let opponents do anything, be it Messi or other players. But after many years I saw a player who constantly created himself again. Previously playing on the wing, now he plays in the middle. ”
“Then suddenly I heard he didn’t deserve to win the Ballon d’Or because of a bad season in 2018? Though he won the La Liga, won the Copa Del Rey, became the top scorer in Europe and recorded many assists. Anyone who thinks Messi doesn’t deserve to reach Ballon D’Or doesn’t see what I see. “I don’t understand anything about football,” the Brazilian left back told Globoesporte.