There has been a lot of hype surrounding the ‘Golden Ball’ won by Lionel Messi, with more people believing that Robert Lewandowski should have won the award.
Instead of the “Golden Ball” at this week’s ceremony in Paris, Lewandowski was awarded the ‘Striker of the Year’ award.
During an interview, Pascal Ferre, editor-in-chief of France Football, discussed Messi’s triumph and how the French magazine could do something for the Pole.
“The Golden Ball is based on a democratic system. “There are 170 members of the jury and they have decided to vote for Messi.”
“I did not put Messi first. “I chose Lewandowski, but I think Messi deserves the ‘Golden Ball’.”
“What Messi said [about Lewandowski deserving of the 2020 Ballon d’Or] was beautiful and intelligent. I think we should not make decisions too quickly. “We can think about it and we should.”
We can not be sure if Lewandowski would have won the Ballon d’Or last year. “We can not know because there was no vote, but, to be honest, he had a very good chance to win,” said Ferre.
In the 2020/21 season, Lewandowski scored 48 goals and provided nine assists in 40 games in all competitions.
He won with Bayern titles such as the Bundesliga, the DFL Super Cup, the UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup.