Valdano on Messi winning the Ballon d’Or: Ronaldo and Halland are not like him..and we must not deceive ourselves


Former soccer player and coach Jorge Valdano confirmed, that it seems good for him to The golden ball His compatriot Lionel Messi has won it, because he is the greatest pure talent.

Faith Messi He won the seventh Ballon d’Or in his career, surpassing rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who won five Golden Balls.

“I think she is the greatest pure talent, but it is completely debatable compared to Robert Lewandowski’s year,” Fadano said in comments published by the Spanish newspaper “AS”.

He added: “When we talk about an individual award in a team sport, we are always on the verge of committing an injustice. I think it is good that Messi won it, why should we deceive ourselves?”

Valdano chose five great geniuses in the world of football and reported: “Alfredo Di Stefano, Pele, Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona, and Lionel Messi.”

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Regarding Messi, the Argentine explained: “Messi is a player, half of whom plays as a street player and the other half is academic. From Messi, the street player has finished, and now the players are academics learning in a very sophisticated way to train them from every personal, sports and technical point of view.”

He continued: “The academy makes the average players a lot better, but it doesn’t help the different players, and everything has to be fast, one or two touches away, and that punishes the differential player.”

He continued, “They do not allow to stop and confront, now I see good players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe, but they do not have the magic of these players who created solutions with extraordinary abilities.”

Valdano confirmed: “Karim Benzema is a superior talent, I would not have complained at all if he had lifted the Ballon d’Or, because he has also developed a lot in recent years.”


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