Lionel Messi won his eighth Ballon d’Or in his career on Monday evening. The sensational Argentine devoted a few sentences to FC Barcelona and Robert Lewandowski after the triumph. The Inter Miami player commented on the potential of the Pride of Catalonia.
Lionel Messi is the absolute record holder of the “France Football” plebiscite. His eight triumphs are a result that will be difficult to beat by anyone in the coming years, and perhaps even decades. Second on the all-time list is Cristiano Ronaldo. However, the Portuguese was not even classified among the best thirty players for 2023.
Lionel Messi about FC Barcelona with Robert Lewandowski
One of the successes on the Argentine’s side, which particularly concerned Polish fans, was the year 2021. At that time, it seemed that Robert Lewandowski would win the Ballon d’Or. However, RL9 lost to the Argentine by 580 to 613 votes.
For 2023, “Lewy” was classified in twelfth position. This was influenced by Poland’s result at the World Cup in Qatar, where – looking at the results of the largest national teams – a place in the 1/8 finals was not highly valued. Lewandowski, however, shone in the colors of Barcelona, where he quickly fit in with the new club, contributing significantly to winning the league title and the Spanish Super Cup. Additionally, the Pole was the best scorer in LaLiga.
Messi was asked after winning the 2023 AD Ballon d’Or about the Pride of Catalonia in its current format. The Argentine is a living legend of the Catalan club. Messi admitted that he is closely monitoring the fate of the club coached by Xavi Hernandez.
– I follow everything that happens in Barcelona. This is a club that I will love for the rest of my life. Today they have a great team with a good mix of both young and experienced players. In football, a lot can happen in one season, there may be unexpected defeats or difficult moments, but I think that Barcelona is ready to fight for the Champions League – said the winner of the 2023 Ballon d’Or in an interview for WP/SportoweFakty.
The Argentine won his eighth Ballon d’Or
On Monday, October 31, the next edition of the “France Football” plebiscite was announced, in which, among others, award for the best footballer of 2023. Lionel Messi was the best for the eighth time in his career. The Argentine led the Albicelestes team to the championship title during the World Cup in Qatar (2022).
After an unsuccessful adventure in Paris Saint-Germain, Messi continues his club career in the United States. The Argentine is a player of Inter Miami, owned by David Beckham. Interestingly, it was the Englishman who presented Messi with his eighth Ballon d’Or during the gala in Paris.