When asked about his thoughts on potentially winning his 7th Ballon d’Or award this year, Lionel Messi told Sport: “Achieving a Seventh Ballon D’Or would be an extraordinary madness.
“If I’m honest with you, I don’t think about the Ballon d’Or. My biggest prize was to achieve with the national team.
“Having fought and fought so hard for that achievement was the ultimate goal. A seventh would be crazy. But if not, no problem.”
Lionel Messi, meanwhile, has won 6 Ballon d’Or awards during his incredible career and is reportedly among the favorites to win it this year as well.
The ceremony to award the Ballon d’Or will take place on November 29 with the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Jorginho, and Karim Benzema among the strong candidates for the award.