Sharing on Sky Sports, Thierry Henry said that Lionel Messi deserves to win the 2023 Ballon d’Or with his explosive performance in Argentina’s championship journey in the 2022 World Cup.
“Many people can argue about the Ballon d’Or, but for me if you win the World Cup like Messi did with Argentina, then he deserves it. As a Frenchman, I’m a bit disappointed with the result of the match. World Cup final, but I have to admit that Messi really deserves everything he has done.”
“Many opinions say that Haaland and some other players can also win the Ballon d’Or, and you cannot say that it is not worthy if they win.”
When asked by Jamie Carragher about predicting this year’s winner, the former Barca striker responded quickly: “For me it’s Messi. End“
Henry is one of the rare French names to voice his support for Messi. Previously, Adrien Rabiot said that Mbappe and Haaland were more worthy of this year’s Golden Ball title.
“I heard a lot of people say that Messi will win this title. But in terms of expertise, I think it’s a race between Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland. Choosing between these two is difficult. People may not agree, but this is a race between these two. I exclude everyone else.”
Bao Bao | 21:29 October 26, 2023