Robert Lewandowski won the prize The Best to the best footballer of 2021, awarded by the FIFA this Monday night in a virtual ceremony from Zurich. The 33-year-old Pole thus removed the thorn from his Golden Ball, the other great individual award in football, won at the end of November by Leo Messi. Precisely, the Argentine was one of those who was part of the vote on this occasion, being captain of his team.
The player of PSG opted in his election for Neymar, Kylian Mbappe Y Karim Benzema, a decision that contradicts what he had proposed months ago at the ceremony of the Golden Ball. In that occasion, said the Bayern Munich striker deserved to win the award: “I want to tell Robert that it is an honor to fight with him. I think you deserve your Ballon d’Or. Last year, everyone agreed that you were the winner. French Football I should give you the Ballon d’Or that you deserve”. Now, when it was his turn to vote, did not choose Lewis.
This Tuesday, at a press conference, the Polish striker was consulted precisely for that. “As for Messi’s vote, you’ll have to ask him. For the Ballon d’Or I think he voted for me in second place, but now he has decided to vote differently. I can’t say much more about this. I can say that I voted for him in second position last night. Lewandowski it was for Jorginho, Leo Messi Y Cristiano Ronaldo, in that order.
In addition, he was happy to have received the award: “I am proud that players, coaches and journalists voted for me, it is something that makes me feel proud. It means that they value what I do, what I have done and what I have achieved.”
The Pole who was top scorer in the Bundesliga last season, and who had already won the The Best in 2020, he competed for this award with the Argentine and with the Egyptian striker from Liverpool, Mohammed Salah. In the 2020-2021 season, Lewy made history in Bundesliga by signing 41 goals in that course (with 29 games played). One more cry than the previous record in the same campaign in the German league, whichGerd held Muller for half a century.
In Europe, to Lewandowski (33 years old) did not do so well and his bayern he was eliminated in the quarterfinals, when he was injured. With Poland he was eliminated in the group stage of the European Championship, despite the fact that he scored three goals in three games.
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Lewandowski’s reaction upon learning that Messi did not vote for him in The Best