Dimitar Berbatov has revealed that he’s shocked by the inclusion of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo within the checklist of finalists for the Finest FIFA Males’s Participant award.
The duo has been in rivalry for the prize since its inception again in 2016, after its separation from France Soccer’s Ballon d’Or.
This 12 months, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are accompanied by Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, who was pivotal because the Bavarian giants gained the treble final season.
Addressing the duo’s nominations, Berbatov stated:
“I am shocked that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are among the many finalists, I can not perceive why they need to fill these positions. Sadly, soccer is a enterprise and behind the scenes there are brokers, press, way more past the cameras and what we see. It is a bit embarrassing.”
“The most effective participant in 2020 ought to go to Lewandowski, and if it would not then it is clear we have seen an incredible injustice. I am not clear on who ought to accompany Lewandowski, , what occurs occurs. As all the time, everyone seems to be arguing about who the perfect gamers are, however this 12 months it would not matter as a result of, whoever accompanies him, Lewandowski should win.”
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski nominated for Finest FIFA Males’s Participant 2020
Robert Lewandowski is undoubtedly the favorite for the Finest FIFA Males’s Participant award after Bayern Munich’s sensible season in 2019-20. The Polish striker scored 55 targets in all competitions final season and stays assured of his possibilities to choose up the award:
“We had been the perfect, there is not any doubt about that. After a season “whenever you’ve scored a whole lot of targets and gained every part, I do not suppose there’s anybody I can examine myself to.”
Cristiano Ronaldo had one other sensible season within the colors of Juventus as they gained the Scudetto.
In the meantime, Lionel Messi was additionally in good kind for Barcelona within the 2019-20 season. The Argentine grew to become the primary participant within the historical past of La Liga to register 20 targets and 20 assists in the identical season. Nevertheless, the Catalan giants did not raise any silverware final season, successfully ruling out the Argentine for the award.
Revealed 17 Dec 2020, 12:35 IST