HE SAID IT WAS A ROBBERY
Chiellini: "Madrid did not want Cristiano to win the Golden Ball last year"
Published:3/12/2019 - 09:26h
Updated:3/12/2019 - 09:26h
Giorgio Chiellini was very blunt in an interview in Italy and said that Madrid was to blame for Cristiano Ronaldo not winning the Golden Ball 2018. The Italian criticized the decision to win it Modric and said it was a robbery
Cristiano Ronaldo was the big absent of the gala of the Balloon of Gold 2019. The Portuguese, that remained third in the vote of the journalists, only by behind Leo Messi and Virgil go Dijk, decided not attending to be present in the Big Gala of the Calcium. In the delivery of awards of the Italian football celebrated this Monday in Milan, the '7' of the Juventus of Turín himself received the prize to Better Player of Italy and preferred to go to that.
Beside the luso were varied presents his mates of the Juve, as for example Giorgio Chiellini or Miralem Pjanic. The captain bianconero was the protagonist of one of the most controversial statements of the day. The central, without pelos in the tongue, declared in front of Sky Sport Italy that the Balloon of Gold 2018 had to be for Cristiano Ronaldo and no for Luka Modric. According to the one of Step, that spoke of "theft", the midfield player carried the award because the Real Madrid like this wanted to it.
The example with which the Italian defends his thesis is that this course, if all went like the past, the prize had to be stop Go Dijk and no for Messi, and the past for Griezmann or Pogba. "The triumph of Messi? The true theft was the past year. The Real Madrid decided that Cristiano did not have to win it and was rare. I do not say it I, was evident, if no this year would have had to win Go Dijk and in 2018 Griezmann or Pogba", commented.
The defender, that this course broke the crusader and will be all the campaign lesionado, went further and said that the Croat did not have a good year and that the Madrid campaigned by him because Christian decided to leave. "Modric Had not lived his best season, was the year of Cristiano or of somebody that had won something important with France. It was a signal of the Madrid: it did not want that it won Christian because it no longer was his player", admitted.
The true is that the captain of the 'Vecchia Signora' does not go so bad desencaminado, since from the Madrid always campaigned by Modric. Once it left CR7 to the Juventus, from the White House left to speak of him and even subtracted him merits, when only some months before praised him . The triumph of Modric caused some controversy, since, in spite of his good end of season and of his big World-wide, his year was not well and was several months in low form.
It did not argue the Balloon of Gold of Messi
To finalise, Chiellini signalled that this year there was a lot of more doubts regarding the Balloon of Gold. The defender thinks that all the favourites did merits to win it and compared to the Argentinian and to Christian with Federer and Nadal. "All did a big season, is like choosing between Nadal and Federer. It is complicated, but in the Juve are lucky for having to one of them", finalised.