Reporter Joo Dae-eun = ‘Soccer Emperor’ Ronaldo claimed that Lionel Messi should receive the Ballon d’Or.
On the 24th (Korean time), sports media ‘Sports Kida’ reported Ronaldo’s remarks about the 2023 Ballon d’Or. Ronaldo said that Messi should be the main character at the 2023 Ballon d’Or awards ceremony.
Ronaldo said through ‘TNT Sports’, “Without a doubt, the Ballon d’Or should go to Messi. What Messi did at the World Cup was special. “It reminded me of Pele and Maradona.”
Messi led Argentina to victory at the 2022 Qatar World Cup. He scored in all matches from the round of 16 to the quarterfinals and semifinals, and led the team by scoring multiple goals in the final. Of course, Messi also took the Golden Ball, which is given to the World Cup MVP.
His performance continued even after heading to Inter Miami in the United States. Messi recorded 11 goals and 5 assists in 14 games. Messi came and his team completely changed. Miami, which had been in the bottom half of the league, won the 2023 League Cup. Messi dominated the tournament’s MVP and top scorers.
The world’s attention turned to Messi’s eighth Ballon d’Or. The possibility of Messi winning the award was also raised in unexpected places. On the 9th (Korean time), the Ballon d’Or official SNS posted a video of the Ballon d’Or trophy being produced. The number ‘44%’ was added along with the video.
‘El Footballero USA’ guessed the meaning of ‘44%’. According to the media, ‘44%’ refers to Messi’s 44th trophy. Messi won 44 trophies during his career. Also, since 4+4=8, ‘44%’ means Messi’s 8th award.
There was also talk that the award results were leaked. On the 17th (Korean time), reports from various foreign media outlets, including the Spanish media ‘Sport’ and the German ‘Sky Sports’, poured in. The story was that the 2023 Ballon d’Or winner was Messi.토스카지노
On the 24th (Korean time), reporter Fabricio Romano, who is well versed in European soccer news, posted on his SNS, “Lionel Messi will receive the Ballon d’Or. “Messi and his team, Inter Miami, have already booked a flight to Paris, where the event will be held.”
There are still about five days left until the awards ceremony, but Messi’s eighth Ballon d’Or award appears to have been confirmed.