Lionel Messi the Barcelona footballer has been awarded the Ballon d’Or title for the sixth time. Messi received the title on Tuesday. With this, he left behind Portugal’s footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, who won the title 5 times. After the award ceremony, Leon Messi himself admitted that he was jealous of Ronaldo.
Lionel Messi has recognized in the honor service held in Paris that he was enduring when Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d’Or title in 2017 for the fifth time. Messi won four titles in succession from 2009 to 2012, while Ronaldo won the fifth title in 2015. At a similar time, Ronaldo rose to Messi by winning the Ballon d’Or Award in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.
I couldn’t stay on top for much longer – Messi
Messi conceded that it was hard for him to see Ronaldo taking his fifth award. Leon Messi stated, “When I won the fifth prize, I appreciated it since I was the just one to do it. When Cristiano coordinated me, I had a smidgen of an issue since I wasn’t the only one at the top for any longer. It was reasonable, however, it was great when I was separated from everyone else with five honors.”
Messi went on to say, “Was I disappointed in the last few years? I can say, I understand why I couldn’t win. As a team, we couldn’t achieve our biggest goal, which was to win the Champions League, which gives you more chances to win the Ballon d’Or.
When Ronaldo won it was his best season in which he won the Champions League and proved decisive. He deserved it and we couldn’t do it. “