Ballon d’Or 2021: Be sincere to yourself, not empty words – Lewandowski slams Messi

Bayern Munich striker, Lewandowski says Paris Saint-Germain superstar, Lionel Messi should be sincere to himself and not speak empty words concerning the 2021 Ballon d’Or awards.

Recall thatLewandowski came second behind Messi who won it for a record seventh time to extend his lead over Cristiano Ronaldo with two.

The Polish striker who scored an incredible 48 goals and provided nine assists in 40 matches in all competitions for the German giants as they won the Bundesliga, DFL-Supercup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup says he was sad when the award was handed to Messi in Peris.

“I felt sadness,” he told Polish outlet Kanale Sportowym. “I can’t deny it.

“I can’t say I was happy, on the contrary. I have a feeling of sadness.

“I’m not that enthusiastic about getting the 2020 award,” Lewandowski said.

“I would like it [Messi’s 2020 Ballon d’Or statement] to be a sincere and courteous statement from a great player and not just empty words.”

Lewandowski has already scored 16 goals in 14 games this season.

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