Who could be the winner of the Ballon D’or 2019? Rumors say that “France Football” journalists are already in Barcelona. They have to take an interview from Messi along with a new personal trophy – Ballon D’or 2019.
Lionel Messi had an exceptional season in 2018/2019
Barcelona’s player was impressive and extraordinary during the last season. Lionel Messi helped Barcelona to win La Liga tournament. The Catalonian team was a very average club without Lionel’s passes and goals. Messi scored many goals and got a golden boot. Also, Lionel personally decided on the outcome of most La Liga games last season.
Barcelona was struggling without him, and that was visible in Spanish Primera. We should not forget the fact that Lionel had an impressive match in semi-finals against Liverpool. In Catalonia, Messi scored a beautiful free-kick that gave a massive lead to Barcelona.
What could be a disadvantage for Messi for last season? Messi could not help the team to win the Champions League and Spanish Cup (Copa Del Rey). Also, Lionel Messi played an excellent Copa America on a personal level, but Argentina failed to win Copa in Brazil.
Lionel Messi had a perfect season on a personal level. Argentinian scored so many goals that no one could catch up with his numbers. Also, Messi was the best assistant in Barcelona last season. Spanish newspapers write that “France Football” journalists are already in Catalonia to take a “winner interview” from Lionel.
Who was the main competitor of Messi?
Virgil Van Dijk was the main competitor of Messi for Ballon d’Or. The Dutch defender is very successful, and that’s why journalists think about him. Virgil became the best player of the Premier League in the 2018/2019 season.
At the same time, Virgil helped his team to win the Champions League after 14 years. Fans believe that the Champions League is the most crucial factor when we talk about competition in Europe. Virgil was the main man during legendary come-back of Liverpool against Barcelona.