out of the field
Argentine gave an interview to TyC Sports
Top winner of the Best Player in the World award, Argentine Lionel Messi had a very unusual season that we are used to. In his first year in Paris, the star scored ‘only’ 11 goals in 34 matches, having also distributed 14 assists.
Given this, both he and his ‘rival’ Cristiano Ronaldo are out of contention for the best player of the season awards. Even so, the opinion of the recodista is more than valid and, for him, the winner already has an owner.
Messi and Neymar disagree about the best player in the world
Unlike his teammate and personal friend, Neymar, Messi believes that Vinícius Júnior should not be the best in the world. For him, the winner should be Karim Benzema, top scorer in the Champions League this season.
In an interview with the Argentine network TyC Sportsthe former Barcelona number 10 had no doubts about the award winner, pointing out the Frenchman as the highlight of the European season:
There is no doubt, it is very clear that Benzema had a spectacular year and ended up being consecrated with the Champions League, being fundamental since the round of 16 in every game. I think there is no doubt this year.
In total, for France and Real Madrid, Benzema scored 49 goals in 53 matches, in addition to having distributed 16 assists. In addition, he was champion and top scorer of the two main competitions played by Madrid in the year: the Champions League and La Liga.