‘Messi deserves Ballon d’Or ahead of record-breaking Ronaldo’- Massimo Luongo.
Lionel Messi has been supported to win the Ballon d’Or by a kindred chosen one, in spite of Cristiano Ronaldo turning out to be Real Madrid’s unequaled record goalscorer.
A spilled rundown of 59 names apparently in the running for the grant seemed a week ago, with QPR’s Massimo Luongo, Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina and Bournemouth winger Christian Atsu the stun considerations close by any semblance of Messi, Ronaldo and Manuel Neuer.
Luongo has turned into a key player for Australia as of late, on the back of a stunning execution in the Asian Cup, and is the main player on the rundown to play in the second division of his nation.
He does, be that as it may, not favor his possibilities of winning the honor, with Ronaldo scoring his 324th goal for Real to surpass Raul as the club’s most prominent goalscorer in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Levante, while Messi keeps on setting his own records for Barca.
“Obviously I think it’s between Ronaldo and Messi,” Luongo told Goal in an exclusive interview, before opting for the Argentine ahead of the history-making Portuguese.
“I don’t know how they pick it. If they pick it on stats and based on figures and everything then Ronaldo will win it but I think Messi deserves it.
“I think he’s just beyond everyone else.”
Asked about his own nomination, Luongo added: “There are some massive names on there so I can’t really see myself getting any further but I’m really honoured to be on the list in the first place, not many people get to do it so I’ll just take it and enjoy it. I’m really happy with what I’ve done at the moment.”
And when pressed on which superstar he would rather play alongside, Luongo snubbed the Real Madrid star, adding: “It’d have to be Messi I think, he’s just unbelievable.”