Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is the only man who can win the Ballon d’Or, according to teammate Isco.
The Portugal star is one of the 30 nominees for France Football’s prize, which he won last year, along with six of his Madrid team-mates, including Isco.
He said: ‘Cristiano has to win it, there’s no question about that, it’s very difficult to be up there, it would be a dream. ‘
‘There are 30 nominees and a lot of them from Real Madrid. If the team is doing well, there are more chances to win individual prizes. I’m very happy about how things are going and I hope to continue like this.’
The Spanish side won La Liga and the Champions League last season, putting Ronaldo as a firm favourite for the award.
Ronaldo ended his wait for a LaLiga goal when he struck a late winner in Saturday’s 2-1 victory at Getafe, and Isco says there was never any real concern over his form.
Ronaldo was in training ahead of Madrid’s Champions League clash with Tottenham .Isco will hope Ronaldo can continue is goal scoring form as Madrid meet group rivals Spurs in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Both sides are unbeaten in the group, meaning the winner of their tie will take a big step towards qualification.
Isco himself as been in impressive form recently.
He said: ‘I try to go unnoticed, I don’t watch the news or read what they say, I try to stay on the sidelines.’
‘I’ve improved. I’ve been at Madrid for five years and I’ve matured from a footballing point of view. I understand better how to read the game.’