“Not Messi, But Ronaldo Earned This Prize”
“Not Messi, but Ronaldo earned this Prize.” If Fabio Paratici, the sports director of Juventus, were in charge, it was not Lionel Messi, but Cristiano Ronaldo, who was named World Footballer of the Year.
On Monday, Messi received the title of World Soccer Player of the Year at the gala of the FIFA World Football Association.
The small Argentinian defeated Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Paratici disagrees with the votes of the jury and says in conversation,
that the superstar of Juventus should have won the prize based on his performance in 2019.
“We are unsatisfied with the result of the award ceremony,” says Paratici. “
All respect for Messi, but we think Ronaldo deserved this prize after last season.
He won the Nations League, Serie A and the Italian Super Cup.
He has also played a great Champions League. “
The Portuguese Football Association also appeared not to be satisfied with the result.
On Twitter, the federation shared a portrait on which Ronaldo was depicted with the text “The best ever”.