Real Madrid midfielder, Toni Kroos, opines that Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi does not deserve to win this year’s Ballon d’Or.
Kross said there should have been others ahead of the Argentine captain but France Football, organizers of the Ballon d’Or, named Messi as the winner of the 2021 award on Monday night in Paris.
Messi won this year’s Ballon d’Or ahead of Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Chelsea’s Jorginho (third place) as he finished with 613 points, while runner-up Lewandowski amassed 580.
Speaking on his podcast, Kroos said: “It’s absolutely not deserved.
‘There is no doubt that Messi, with Cristiano, has been the player of the last decade, but this year there should’ve been others ahead of him.”