Lionel Messi on Ballon d’Or: individual awards are not important to him today, he assures | Sports | Soccer-International

Lionel Messi is one of the candidates to win the next Ballon d’Or award. However, in an interview with Chinese television, the striker insisted that individual awards are not important to him.

After signing for him Inter Miami MLS, Lionel Messi takes the issue very seriously”Get out of focus”. Not only did he no longer want to know anything about playing highly competitive football, he denied being interested. Golden Ball, an individual award he won seven times. Although he is the favorite to win the award for what he has done this season (a spectacular performance in Qatar 2022), for now he only cares about the joint titles and hopes he can do a little more with his teammates. Argentina national team.

After the 2022-23 season, there are two candidates to win the award: Leo and Erling Holland.. The captain of the ‘Albiceleste’ won the 2022 World Cup, was in total and was also the Ligue 1 champion; The Norwegian, for his part, won a historic treble (Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup) and broke records for goals in England, making him a candidate to lift the magazine’s trophy. France Football.

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In an interview Titan SportsDuring Argentina’s tour of Asia, the former FC Barcelona player mentioned the Ballon d’Or.It doesn’t matter to me at this point in my life. I have always said that individual gifts are not important to me, but collective gifts. The most important prize at the moment is the World Cup”, he pointed out in this regard.

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Messi debuts against Australia

Lionel Messi, who arrived in China last weekend, will start the friendly match between Argentina and Australia, which will be played on Thursday at the Workers Stadium (Beijing) at 5:00 am (GMT) and 7:00 am (Argentina). Of course, he won’t play in the next friendly against Indonesia.

According to international media, Leo will start his vacation after the match against the Australians. The attacker is coming off a long season at PSG, which includes the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and needs a break. Likewise, he has some final issues to resolve with his new club, Inter Miami.

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