Former French international Patrice Evra is adamant: Lionel Messi does not deserve the Ballon d’Or this year.
On October 8, the 30 players nominated for the 2021 Ballon d’Or were revealed. Among them we find of course Lionel Messi, winner of the Copa America this summer with Argentina and big favorite to his own succession – the 2020 edition has been canceled due to the health crisis.
A feeling far from being shared by Patrice Evra. Invited to speak on the Ballon d’Or by the Mirror, the ex-left side would have voted for a player from Chelsea, Jorginho or Kanté, before paying the Argentine prodigy.
“For me, the Ballon d’Or should be awarded to Jorginho or Kanté,” he said. I’m sick of them giving it to Leo Messi. What are they going to tell us this year? That he won the Copa America? Very well very well. But what has he been doing all year with FC Barcelona? “