‘RONALDO DID NOTHING UNTIL THE LAST TWO MONTHS’ – FILIPE LUIS DOUBTS REAL MADRID STAR’S BALLON D’OR CLAIM
Cristiano Ronaldo is favorite to win next year’s Ballon d ‘or but Filipe Luis believes that Ronaldo does not deserve it.
The Real Madrid attacker has claimed the individual prize on four occasions previously, including in 2016.
“The Ballon d’Or is a subjective matter,” he told Panenka. “Cristiano hasn’t done anything until the last two months.”
Meanwhile, he also spoke about the challenge of playing Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and had words of praise for the 30-year-old.
“I admire Messi, he’s never complained to me in any game we played but I’ve also never asked him for his jersey and never would. I came to win, not to say I played against Messi,” he said.
Filipe’s Atletico Madrid team-mate Antoine Griezmann came third in the 2016 edition, placing behind the Portuguese and the Argentine.