19 Jan 2022 | 09:03
The Polish striker said he respects Lionel Messi’s choice in the race to win The Best 2021.
“Lionel Messi has made favorable statements. Regarding his choice at The Best, I cannot interfere. I have done nothing wrong to make Messi angry with me, except in the field of sports. I hope. everything is fine. It’s Messi’s choice and I have to respect that. I don’t need to say anything negative or show anger,” Squawka quoted Robert Lewandowski as saying.
In the ballot for the captain of the Argentina national team, Lionel Messi crossed out the names of both Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo. He took first, second and third place for Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema respectively. In 2020, “El Pulga” also took first place in the ballot for his close friend Neymar.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo still has fairness when putting Lewandowski’s name in the number one position on the ballot, followed by N’Golo Kante and Jorginho.
After the results were announced, Lewandowski won with 48 points, 4 points ahead of Messi.
Earlier, during the Golden Ball award gala, Messi paid respects to Lewandowski. The Argentine striker insists Lewy has no rival if the 2020 Ballon d’Or awards ceremony is held. Not stopping there, the Argentina captain also proposed the idea of France Football reorganizing the election to give Lewandowksi the title he deserves thanks to his sublime performance in 2020.
These words also reached Lewandowski’s ears, the Polish striker said he hoped what Messi said was sincere.
Lewandowski becomes the next player, after Cristiano Ronaldo, to win FIFA The Best award for two consecutive years. This is also the first time since this award was born, the owner of The Best and the owner of the Golden Ball is not the same person.
In this season, Lewy still maintains an impressive form in the Bayern shirt. He has scored 34 goals in all competitions, an achievement that no player in the top 5 European leagues can reach. The task of the upcoming Poland captain is to win tickets to the World Cup through a series of play-offs.