Four times FIFA Ballon d’or winner, Lionel Messi, has said that his arch rival, Christiano Ronaldo, deserves to be nominated in this year’s Fifa Ballon d’or award.
The Argentine stated this in the LaLiga Awards on Monday where he won the awards for the best striker and best player in La Liga. He said, “we must also accept the fact that Cristiano truly deservered of the nomination.” The Barcelona forward also said Suarez merits nomination.
According to Messi, “I also would like to share the event with Luis (Suarez) because he also deserved to be there following his great performance during last season”. Lionel Messi also expressed joy on Neymar’s nomination. He said “I am happy for once again having been selected among the three finalists. I am happy I will be there with Neymar.”
The trio of Messi, Suarez and Neymar, popularly referred to as ‘MSN’, have been splendid having scored 43 goals among them this term.
Unarguably the best players at the moment having dominated the award since 2008, Ronaldo and Messi have seven Ballon d’or awards between them, with Ronaldo winning the last two, Messi, the previous four and Ronaldo taking his first in 2008.