INTERVIEW OF FRANCE FOOTBALL
Messi: "It hurt when Cristiano tied me with Golden Balls"
Published:3/12/2019 - 19:40h
Updated:4/12/2019 - 00:25h
Leo Messi managed to get his sixth Golden Ball and unpacking with Cristiano Ronaldo. In an interview for France Football, he explained what it meant to him when the Portuguese matched him
It was a secret to voices but, this Monday, Leo Messi achieved to win his sixth Balloon of Gold, surpassing slightly in votes to the extraordinary defence of the Liverpool Virgil go Dijk and more widely to Cristiano Ronaldo. In fact, the Argentinian made history after turning into the first player that has obtained six times the prestigious award, breaking like this the tie with the forward of the Juventus of Turín.
In a back interview for France Football, organiser of the Ballon d'Or, Messi recognised that it affected him that Cristiano Ronaldo had achieved empatarle in the ránking of said prize. "On the one hand, it liked me have five and be the only. When Christian equalised me, admit that it hurt me a bit, no longer was only in the peak. But in this moment he had merit to carry the Balloon of Gold and I could not do much more", commented.
"It liked me have five and be the only"
Messi assumed that the big quantity of titles that Cristiano Ronaldo obtained with the Real Madrid did that the prizes of the Portuguese were just. "I understand why it did not win. We did not fulfil the aim to win the Champions and that is the competition that gives more opportunities to carry the Balloon of Gold. When Cristiano Ronaldo went winning the trophies was because it did very good seasons and won the League of Champions, being besides determinant", aimed.
The captain of the FC Barcelona went back to prioritise the collective titles above the individual, although it did not hide the importance to obtain a new Balloon of Gold. "The titles of team are the most important, although the individual have big value. In what to the Balloon of Gold respecta, each one lives it to his way. This yes, in the sport of the maximum level, always wants to win", affirmed.
The '10' Barcelona and albiceleste did not want to wet on who is the best footballer of all time. "Honestly, I do not know who is the best player of the history", said, although every time it seems clearer that the best is he same. Besides, Messi desmarcó of the role of artilleryman and described like playmaker: "I am a constructor, no a goleador".
Messi recovered the throne precisely
Leo Messi was, this time, the just merecedor of the Balloon of Gold. The Argentinian star led to the FC Barcelona like champion of LaLiga Santander, obtained also the Boot of Gold at most goleador European, was third in the Glass America, runner-up of the Glass of Rey and, in spite of not winning the Champions League, his paper was determinant in all the eliminatory.