- Thomas Muller has expressed disappointment at journalists who voted for Argentine star Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d’Or
- Messi bagged his seventh Ballon d’Or on Monday night, 29 November, and fans are divided over the decision
- According to Muller, the 2021 award was a disappointment, saying although he was not surprised as it happened to Franck Ribery in 2013
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The German striker was not impressed after his club teammate Robert Lewandowski was ignored and the prestigious prize handed to former Barcelona captain Messi.
Messi extended his Ballon d’Or awards to seven and Muller blasted journalists who voted for the winner of the prestigious prize.
Muller wrote in a post on his official LinkedIn profile:
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"From a Bavarian, Polish and also from a German point of view, the presentation of the Ballon d'Or yesterday evening was definitely a disappointment. For some even a little more. Although I've been in the business for a bit longer and was therefore not really surprised at the outcome (it was similar with Franck Ribery in 2013), the whole thing formed or reinforced a thought in me. We have great players in the Bundesliga and we have to not hide us. However, further international successes are necessary for global recognition."
Oliver Kahn says Lewandowski should have won the Ballon d’Or
In the same vein, former Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn has stated that Polish striker Robert Lewandowski deserves the Balon d'Or after it was handed to Argentine superstar Lionel Messi.
Kahn stated categorically that the Bayern Munich forward has been outstanding for years and deserved to win the coveted prize ahead of Messi.
Lewandowski finished in the second position in one of the tightest races for the prize, with Jorginho, Karim Benzema and N’golo Kante making up the top five, respectively.
Kahn who was personally present during the awards took to social media to congratulate Messi but expressed disappointment that Lewandowski was not handed the piece.
Lewandowski sends classy message to Messi after losing 2021 Ballon d’Or to the Argentine
Still on the Ballon d'Or, Briefly News reported that Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich has congratulated Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi for beating him to win the 2021 Ballon d'Or award at the gala night on Monday night, November 29.
It was indeed a heartbreak for the Polish striker and many football fans in the world to see Lionel Messi winning the award which is now his seventh in his glorious football career.
Last season, Robert Lewandowski was in stunning form for Bayern Munich in all competitions and the striker even scored 41 League goals in just 29 appearances which was incredible.
Source: Briefly News