LIGA - Atlético: Luis Suarez gives his favorite for the Ballon d'Or

24.10.2021 07:50 of A.R. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
LIGA - Atlético: Luis Suarez gives his favorite for the Ballon d'Or
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While he is the only contender among Atlético de Madrid players to feature in the list of 30 nominated to win the Ballon d'Or, Luis Suarez (34) gave his favorite to take the trophy.

The Uruguayan striker said his former FC Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi (34) deserved to win a seventh, after getting the last Ballon d'Or in contention, in 2019. “I think Leo deserves to 'to be the Ballon d'Or, because he had a spectacular year on a personal level, even though he only won the Copa del Rey with Barcelona. What he has done on a personal level by also being La Liga's top scorer and best assistor, winning the Copa America while also being top scorer and best passer, makes him even more deserving, ” he explained on Olé. 

“It's an award he deserves for what he's earned as a player, and always keeping in mind how difficult it is to maintain that level year after year for so long, something almost impossible . You don't just have to look at what you've done in a year, you have to look at what he is as a player, see what he does year after year. I think he has no rival, ” added striker Colchonero. Strong support from the last La Liga winner.