Lionel Messi revels one thing he would prefer over Ballon d’Or
Barcelona ace Lionel Messi has revealed that he would prefer to win World Cup with Argentina over Ballon d’Or.
The Argentina have the honor of lifting Ballon d’Or on numerous occasions, but still waiting for World Cup triumph with his home nation, after failing to win in the Final of World Cup in Brazil against Germany. Speaking ahead of Ballon d’Or Lionel Messi said:
“I would prefer to win a World Cup rather than five Ballons d’Or if I had to choose,” Messi said at a news conference.
The thing Messi would prefer over Ballon d’Or:
“I have always said that I prefer team achievements and the World Cup is the biggest trophy out there.”
“I don’t envy Cristiano, that is a bad personality trait,” he added.
“I am the way I am and he is the way he is. He has a lot of qualities that everybody wants to have.”
“I don’t see Neymar as my successor,” the Argentinian stated.
“He will be himself and become a great. He has everything to become whatever he wants to be.
“He is not only an extraordinary player, but a great human being as well.”
Every year I try to do my best and improve on my numbers from the previous year,” he continued.
“Last year, thankfully, we managed to reach all of our goals. It’s hard to single out one moment, my year was full of happiness. We had very special moments throughout the year.
“I feel proud of everything I have achieved at club level and of all the titles and so forth. It is always harder to win again after you have achieved something big before.
“It is an honour to be here again for the Ballon d’Or ceremony. I don’t feel pressure. It is a privilege to be here.”