Experts Esteban Cambiasso, Fabio Capello and Alessandro Costacurta appeared in the Italian TV studio Sky Sports during Wednesday’s Champions League matches. They were asked to choose their favorites to win in the plebiscite “France Football”. Only one said nothing about Robert Lewandowski.
“Lewandowski is number one.” Experts predict who will win the Golden Ball
The Pole will win the Golden Ball according to Capello and Costacurta. – Lewandowski is number one. Enduring enthusiasm. Ronaldo is a goal man, but this year the Pole has no equal – said the former, former coach of Milan, Juventus, Real Madrid, or the England national team, quoted by the journalist of Eleven Sports, Filip Kapica on Twitter.
– Number one? Lewandowski – added Costacurta, a former player of Milan and the Italian national team, with which he won the world runner-up in 1994 in the USA.
Only Cambiasso pointed to Messi. “Absolutely the best”
Only one expert – Esteban Cambiasso – claims that the prize will go to the Pole’s rival, and his compatriot. – Messi for me. Absolutely the best – commented the Argentinian, former player of Real Madrid and Inter Milan.
According to media reports from recent weeks, Cambiasso should theoretically be closer to the truth. The Portuguese TV RTP and the journalist who first announced two years ago that the PSG footballer will win his sixth Golden Ball have already written about Messi’s victory. The journalist Sergio Gonzalez and Messi’s cousin Maxi Biancucchi were also talking about this recently.
Messi has as many as six Golden Balls. Previously, he won this award in 2009-2012, 2015 and 2019.
Lewandowski is better in the Sport.pl simulation. Journalists from all over the world voted
Sport.pl has recently simulated the Golden Ball plebiscite with journalists who do not take part in this year’s voting. 54 journalists from all over the world sent their votes. The results indicated that the trophy would go to Robert Lewandowski. Lionel Messi lost to him by 52 points.
The Golden Ball Plebiscite was established in 1956, when it was first organized by “France Football”. The final list in 2021 has 30 names of players, and journalists from around the world (185) vote for the best of them based on three criteria: individual and team performances during the year, the player’s class and the overall assessment of the player’s career.