Italy’s coronation in the “Euro 2020” championship witnessed the promotion of some names as a possible candidate for the Golden Ball this year, but Lionel Messi’s victory in the Copa America turned the scales, according to the newspaper “Marca”.
Italian midfielder Jorginho topped the list of nominations to win the Golden Ball, given that the Brazilian-born player lived an exceptional season that no other players (except for his colleague in Chelsea and Italy, Emerson Palmieri), by winning the Champions League title with Chelsea, and followed him with the championship title. Euro 2020 with the Azzurri national team.
Chiellini’s chances of winning the Ballon d’Or
Veteran Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini also emerged among the list of candidates for the prestigious award, although no defender has won the award since Fabio Cannavaro crowned it, after contributing to Italy’s victory in the 2006 World Cup.
But despite the fact that Chiellini presented a major European championship with his country, it is blamed on him that he appeared modestly with his team Juventus in the past season, as he was plagued by injuries and missed most of the team’s matches, and he also missed due to injury from some of the Italian national team matches in the “European.” 2020″, so awarding him the Ballon d’Or this year seems unlikely.
Ballon d’Or award Messi!
The Madrid newspaper “Marca” stressed that everything that was rumored became illogical, after Messi led Argentina to win the Copa America title after a 28-year absence from tournaments, and his great role in the coronation, as he dominated all the tournament awards for being the top scorer, best player and decisive passer. .
The newspaper stressed that no one should win this year’s Ballon d’Or before Messi.
She explained that despite the failure of “Flea” with Barcelona to win the Spanish League and the Champions League, he won the “Pichichi” award as a top scorer for “La Liga”, and also led “Barca” to crown the King’s Cup.
The newspaper pointed out that as long as Messi plays at the elite level, Jorginho and the rest must be forgotten, because no football player is more deserving of the Argentine star to win the seventh Golden Ball in his history this year.
“Marca” said, “Messi’s victory in the seventh Golden Ball is very important in order to move away from his Portuguese rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been crowned 5 times, and to confirm that he is the greatest player of his generation, and it can even be said that he is the greatest of all time, especially since he has the opportunity to add the ball.” Eighth and even ninth gold.