Liverpool defender, Virgil Van Dijk for the first time managed to penetrate the top three candidates for Ballon d’Or this year. He was also present at the gala evening event held in Paris earlier this morning, but interestingly in an interview, the Dutch national team player openly chanted Portuguese mega star, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Tuesday morning WIB (3/12), or Monday Night (2/12) Paris time, France Football held a Ballon d’Or gala night, an event that contained a number of award-winning announcements, with Ballon d’Or or the world’s best player as the top event. . Van Dijk himself was present at the event and the Dutchman only sat in 2nd place.
Meanwhile, the winner for the 2019 Ballon d’Or is none other than the mega star Barcelona, Lionel Messi. As such, he won the most Ballon d’Or awards in history with a total of six Ballon d’Or trophies. While the arch rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, only finished at the third place.
It is unfortunate, Cristiano Ronaldo could not attend the event, but his attendance was later known because he also attended the Calcio gala night event for the coronation of the best Italian Serie A player. Interestingly, when asked about the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo in the Ballon D’Or gala, Van Dijk actually answered:
“Is he a competitor?” he answered with a smile, as quoted by Metro News.
Obviously, what was said by Van Dijk raised many comments and criticisms, including from Ronaldo’s elder sister, Katia. Through her personal Instagram account, Katia wrote a curse to Van Dijk, who had insulted her brother.
“I think there are people who really live with frustration!!! And they are unrealistic … really despicable!” Katia wrote.
Furthermore, Katia also compared what Cristiano Ronaldo has won in his career so far, compared to Van Dijk. Of course, Ronaldo excels in many ways, moreover he has already won 5 European Champions League trophies.
“You know, dear Virgil, that Cristiano Ronaldo is a three-time winner in his country, while you have played for years and have never touched a trophy. Cristiano Ronaldo is even the best player and goal-scorer in the country where you play Virgil. By the way, I’m even younger than you, “he concluded.