Lionel Messi’s seventh Ballon d’Or triumph, according to Real Madrid superstar Tony Kroos, is completely unjustified.
Kroos, who previously stated that he has little interest in individual prizes, reiterated that such accolades, if given, should at the very least be fair, because Messi’s case is totally undeserved.
The 33-year-old while speaking on his podcast noted;
“First of all, I must say that I am not interested in individual awards at all. However, if there are [such awards], they should be fair. In my opinion, this is not the case at all. For me, Benzema should have been No.1 if you were really picking the best individual player from last year, because I see closely how exceptional he is.”
He further stressed that;
“There is no doubt that Messi stands next to Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player of this decade and has qualities that others will never have. The biggest mistake in the award was [regarding] first place.”