The domination period of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the Ballon d’Or Award that has been going on for the past decade is believed to be over soon in the near future, then who will replace it? Well, according to former Spanish national team coach Javier Clemente, there are three right candidates at this time.
As is known, Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi have dominated the annual award for the last decade, with each has won five trophies so far. However, along with the age of the two players who are already three heads, it is believed their domination will end soon.
Of course in the future there will be more players who dominate the award, and according to Clemente, at least for now there are three strongest candidates including Neymar Jr, Kylian Mbappe and Kevin De Bruyne. Yes, it must be admitted that these three players have proven their quality with their respective teams.
Neymar has proven for four seasons at Barcelona, while Kylian Mbappe has proven it together with AS Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and the French National Team by winning the 2018 World Cup title. Kevin De Bruyne? He is one of the key successors Manchester City won the Premier League trophy last season.
But according to Clemente, Neymar still has to improve his attitude on the pitch, given his image is bad following his diving action on the pitch at the 2018 World Cup yesterday.
“Who can be a successor to Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo? They are two unbeaten players. Neymar can replace them in terms of popularity, but he will find it difficult to reach Messi’s football field and Cristiano Ronaldo. ”
“He has to change. He does not have a good attitude. Mbappe or De Bruyne can also replace Messi and Ronaldo in the future. “In every era, there are always two players who mark the world of football,” Clemente was quoted as saying from Tribalfootball.
Actually, there are still Eden Hazard and Antoine Griezmann who also cannot be underestimated.