Lionel Messi has finally claimed his first senior international trophy with Argentina after winning the 2021 Copa America this summer. The Barcelona captain became the highest goalscorer in this summer’s tournament as well as going home with the best player of the tournament award.
The 34-year-old is now widely believed to be the favorite to win the Ballon d’Or in December despite Barcelona’s disappointing 2020-21 campaign
However, one football fan has listed not one, but four reasons why the Camp Nou legend should not be anywhere near the prestigious individual award this summer.
A Twitter user Babygal2mami said: “Messi didn’t win La Liga, wasn’t La Liga’s best player, didn’t win the Champions League and wasn’t the Champions League’s best player. So how can he win the Ballon d’Or?”
Something very true, but all we can say is to wait for the voters when the time for the Ballon d’Or award comes.