Tonight in Zurich, Lionel Andres Messi set yet another astounding record, claiming his 5th Ballon D’or award, the greatest privilege any player in the world could receive.
Was it deserved? Yes, no, maybe… It’s not for me to say. All I know is that we are lucky enough to have 2 of the greatest players to have graced the earth playing in the same generation, competing for the worlds best accolades at the two best teams in the world.
I was listening to Radio 5Live today, with John Motson and Andy Townsend amongst the discussion panel and they brought up a very valid point, which surprised me coming from Andy Townsend who usually drives me a little crazy when commentating on ITV. Messi and Ronaldo have been compared to the likes of Pele, Maradonna, Zico and Di Stefano, however how much of these players did the world actually see? There’s no…
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