One of the Spanish iconic individuals Coach Valverde says “decisions for distributing awards for this time is not a difficult one, because it shows by all indications that Lionel Messi is the most desirable player to clinch the Ballon d’or this time and i said these not because i am his team manager, it is just the fact”.
Valverde still insists that voting for the winner is going to be easy one since Messi contested.
He added that
“I don’t follow these awards galas because they are too long. My vote, well, I guess, is the same as yours,” he told a news conference.Kalinic, goal.com
I would vote for the best, obviously. Ever year you always vote depending on how the seasons have gone for the players.Kalinic, goal.com
“But if you have to give it to the best, let’s just give it to Messi and the problem is solved.”Kalinic, goal.com
Messi dealt with an injury to start the 2019-20 campaign but is rounding into typical form as the season heads into the winter months.Kalinic, goal.com
The Argentine has scored eight goals in as many matches in La Liga play while adding a further two finishes in the Champions League.Kalinic, goal.com
Ahead of their trip to the Wanda Metropolitano, Barcelona are second in La Liga, three points behind rivals Real Madrid.Kalinic, goal.com
In the Champions League, meanwhile, Barcelona have already clinched top spot in Group F ahead of Inter and Borussia Dortmund with one matchday left to play.Kalinic, goal.com
Valverde wasn’t the only Barcelona official to shower Messi with praise this week, as club president Josep Maria Bartomeu said he has no doubt that Messi is the greatest player of all time.Kalinic, goal.com
“Without a doubt Leo Messi is the best player in football history, he has made a huge mark on the world of football,” he told the club’s website.Kalinic, goal.com
“There is no club in the world that has had as much success as Barca, with a player that has won six Golden Boots or has five Ballon d’Or awards.”Kalinic, goal.com