Xavi expect Ronaldo to get Ballon d’Or
Former Barcelona midfielder told that Ronaldo is favorite to win Ballon d’Or this year than messi or any other player.
But as we can guess he might not be happy by saying that as he claimed last month that “anybody who likes football” would consider Lionel Messi to be better than Ronaldo, prompting an angry response from the 31-year-old, in which he scorned the former Spain international for having never won a Ballon d’Or.
But he supported his statement by saying that the Portuguese superstar has lead his team to champions league victory and a trilling European Championships victory.
“Cristiano has the numbers to win this year’s Ballon d’Or, having won the Champions League and the Euros,” he said.
It would be a huge surprise if Ronaldo – who was named as the Best Player in Europe by UEFA in August – doesn’t secure the coveted accolade for the fourth time in January.
“Ronaldo has a big chance to win this year’s Golden Ball having won the Champions League and the European Championship,” Xavi was quoted as saying by the Spanish newspaper. “But I also think it will be very competitive because there is Lionel Messi, of course.”