PSG summer signing Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or award for a record 7th time, as the Argentine was confirmed as the world’s best player in the Ballon d’Or ceremony on Monday.
Messi beat Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho to win the Ballon d’Or award, and many believe that the Argentine shouldn’t have won the award this year.
However, Barcelona star Dani Alves has now said that the Ballon d’Or award should have gone to Inter Milan star Christian Eriksen for overcoming what he went through during the European Championship.
“I think that Messi is a big candidate for the Ballon d’Or,” Alves was quoted by Marca as saying.
“He has [registered] all the figures to make it another time. But, to be honest, this year for me all the individual awards should have been handed to Eriksen because we have to send a message to the world that life is more important than football.
“And when one person comes back as he did, after all the things we’ve been through with COVID-19 that is ongoing and all this issue, I think that we can send a message to everyone that there are things which are more important than sport.”