Messi knew he wouldn’t win Ballon d’Or

Messi knew he wouldn’t win Ballon d’Or

Barcelona star Lionel Messi revealed in Twitter that he knew he would not win the Ballon d’Or this year.

Messi is 31, surprisingly finished fifth for the award, which was won by Croatian midfielder Luka Modric. The superstar, who has 15 goals and 10 assists in 15 La Liga games this season, said he knew he would miss out on a record sixth Ballon d’Or.

Messi told “I heard the nominees for the Ballon d’Or and I knew I would not be in the fight,”.

Messi is dominating La Liga once again, although rival Cristiano Ronaldo has left Real Madrid to Juventus. The Argentina captain said he enjoyed his battle with Cristiano Ronaldo while the forward was in Spain Real madrid.

“The rivalry with Cristiano was very healthy and very beautiful for the spectators,” Messi said.