Pep Guardiola, manager of Manchester City, has suggested that Lionel Messi will win the Ballon d’Or this year.
Even though Erling Haaland scored numerous goals as City won the treble last season, Guardiola concedes that Messi drove Argentina to the 2022 World Cup title.
On Friday he added, “I always said that the Ballon d’Or had to be two sections,” at a press conference. Messi gets his own, while everyone else splits one.
Yes or yes, Haaland should be the victor. He scored a million goals, and we won the treble. Vote Erling up, please. Leo Messi won the World Cup, you idiot!
On October 30, Messi is largely predicted to break the record by being declared the winner of the award for the eighth time.
The 36-year-old would then surpass Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won the award five times, as the all-time leader.