In an interview with France Football, Barcelona legend and Paris Saint-Germain’s marquee signing Lionel Messi revealed the candidates he will be voting for, for this year’s Ballon d’Or award. Although the 34-year-old gave preference to his club teammates Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, Messi did go on to acknowledge the impressive campaign Lewandowski has had so far.
“Of course I have two players in my team that I would vote for: Ney and Kylian”, said the 34-year old (as captured by Sport Bild). “After that, there are players at individual level who have played a great season, like Lewandowski. There is also Karim Benzema, who has been outstanding.”
The Argentina captain, however, thinks that titles could be the deciding factor in determining the winner.
While winning the Copa America was probably a momentous accomplishment for Messi, it remains to be seen if one should really consider achievements at international football level while voting for Ballon d’Or.