Polemic in France: The world champion confirmed that Lionel Messi should not win the 2021 Ballon d’Or for the same reason Zidane did not win it in 2000 and 2006
Every time he gets close to handing the golden ball, France FootballThe medium, which provides recognition, indicates the criteria that 180 journalists who vote should not miss: 1. Individual and group actions (Hons) during the assessment year. 2. Player category (talent and fair play). 3. player profession.
Well, for point 2, on the topic of fair play, Frank Lebov, a former football player and current sports analyst at TelefootHe believes that Lionel Messi should not win this year’s Ballon d’Or. He backs up his argument by saying that Zinedine Zidane, in 2000 and 2006, deserved to win the award and was not awarded (according to him) because of the red cards he received (what he remembers most is Materazzi’s header in the 2006 Germany final).
Therefore, taking that as a reference, he confirms that the current 30 of Paris Saint-Germain should be excluded from the competition due to the red card he received in the Spanish Super Cup 2021 (a punch to Asier Villalibre).
Leboeuf: “The Ballon d’Or 2021 should not be awarded to Messi“
“In 2000 and 2006, Zidane didn’t win the Ballon d’Or because he got a red card every time. Messi saw a red card in the Spanish Super Cup for a punch, and that’s important. If we don’t give it to Zizou, we shouldn’t give it to Messi”They were the words of the world champion (yes he was the world champion in 1998).
The former Chelsea defender’s comment has created an impressive stir in the digital world. Some agreed with him, others mocked his assessment and there were those who asserted that ZZ had not won them in those years because there were other players (Figo and Cannavaro) who deserved it more.
In addition, there were many who reminded him that in 1998, when Zidane won it, he was sent off at the 1998 World Cup in France. And there were also fans who brought to the table the fact that recent Ballon d’Or winners were or were awarded despite being sent off in the evaluation period (such as Cristiano Ronaldo in 2013, 2014 and 2017, and Lionel Messi himself in 2019).
Whatever it is, there is clearly a wave of people that you don’t want it to arrive seventh. First, euro, Later, Sandro Wagner. And now, Frank Lubov. Let’s see what happens on November 29th at the Paris Concert.
Unbeatable data.Frank Leboeuf played 50 matches for the French national team. He was the World Champion, European Champion and Confederations Cup Champion.
Did you know…? Frank Leboeuf played 5 matches in the World Cup Finals: 3 in France 1998 and 2 in Korea and Japan 2002.
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