Golden ball in 2019 : why Lionel Messi deserves to win

Ballon d'Or 2019 : pourquoi Lionel Messi mérite de gagner

Golden ball in 2019 : why Lionel Messi deserves to win

Which of Lionel Messi, Sadio Mané, Virgil van Dijk or Mohamed Salah will walk away with the Golden Ball in 2019 ? If the votes are likely to be tight, it is FC Barcelona player who deserves to win this award. Proof.

Statistics that speak for him

Actually, speaking of statistics to legitimize a golden ball, it is always easier for a mid-offensive/attacker than for a defender or goalkeeper (which we are so exited stat of the ‘Van Dijk didn’t dribble over 85 000 matches‘ that it has become even more indigestible than a match led by Mourinho).

Nevertheless, difficult not to mention those of the Argentine during the season 2018/2019, which have once again been hallucinating. The program in bulk ? Best striker in Europe (52 goals), top scorer of the Champions League (12 goals) and even the best passer in la Liga (13 assists). And it is nice, we’re not talking about the record number of free-kicks scored, the number of points he did win in Barcelona with its goals or even the number of times he has been elected “Man of the match”.

Ballon d'Or 2019 : pourquoi Lionel Messi mérite de gagner

Golden ball in 2019 : why Lionel Messi deserves to win

Liverpool far from being without reproach

For many, Lionel Messi does not deserve to win the Golden Ball in 2019 because of the famous remontada against Liverpool in the semi-finals of the Champions League. And it is true that the 4-0 defeat at Anfield made task on their CV, even if he was the only player from the Spanish club to float on the ground. BUT (emphasis on the capital letters), it should also be noted that in the away game, winning 3-0, he was the author of one doubled (as in the 8th and in the 1/4 of this competition), and that during this time, Mane – the other favorite, was totally transparent.

Especially, where a lot use the argument of the Champions League won by Liverpool to promote one of his players (Mané, Van Dijk, Salah, Alisson), it is important to remember that this team is not even the best in his championship, ultra-dominated by Manchester City and its 4 domestic honours. Worse, it is Liverpool who has been the victim of a remontada in the Premier League, losing the title on the thread after, however, having had a 7 point lead on his rival.

Can we really be considered the best team in Europe when it does not dominate not even his own championship ? The debate is launched.

Ballon d'Or 2019 : pourquoi Lionel Messi mérite de gagner

Golden ball in 2019 : why Lionel Messi deserves to win

Fashion victim

Almost every time that Lionel Messi won the Golden Ball, the player of FC Barcelona has a surprise for us with costumes, all more original the some than the others. So yes, ossd not ossd, but if one also wants to see the team-mate Antoine Griezmann to add this award on its shelves, this is also for the eyes. It is not only his genius on a football field that makes him an extra-terrestrial, his taste in clothing also.

Ballon d'Or 2019 : pourquoi Lionel Messi mérite de gagner

Golden ball in 2019 : why Lionel Messi deserves to win

The king of GIFs

If you spend your days on social networks, you’re probably not past next to the famous GIF. What is it ? This montage where we see Messi, all smiles next to his Ballon d’or in 2016, now wave hello to all the world, including Cristiano Ronaldo who made the mouth. Attention, we remind you, it is a mounting. Nevertheless, it is so funny that it makes us want to relive such a scene live on Monday 2 December. We assure you, it is not sadistic, the Portuguese – who could not be present during the ceremony, would not be required to again be the target of such a diversion. No matter what the victim in the face, we just want to have a good laugh. After all, the football this is the sport, let’s be serious two seconds.

Ballon d'Or 2019 : pourquoi Lionel Messi mérite de gagner

Golden ball in 2019 : why Lionel Messi deserves to win

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