Guardiola reveals two players that deserve to win award
Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said Lionel Messi and Erling Haaland both deserve to win the Ballon d’Or this year.
Messi led Argentina to World Cup glory last year in Qatar, while Haaland scored 52 goals in 53 games to help City win a Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup treble.
The two footballers are the two favourites for the award which will be announced at a ceremony on October 30.
“Always I said the Ballon d’Or should be in two sections; one for Messi, then after another one so Haaland should win, yes,” Guardiola told a news conference on Friday.
“We won the treble, he scored a million goals. The worst season for Messi is the best for the rest of the players. Both deserve it. Realistically I want Haaland to have it cause he helped us achieve what we achieved, I would love it. But Messi won the World Cup.”