Dimitar Berbatov insists Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo ‘don’t deserve’ to be in the final for tonight’s Best FIFA Awards … because he wants Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski won an award ahead of a legendary pair
- Dimitar Berbatov says Lewandowski should be crowned man of the year
- Berbatov has said it would be unfair if Messi and Ronaldo won the trophy
- Ex-Man United striker Lewandowski should have won the Ballon d’Or
- Berbatov feels the FIFA title will be a ‘compensation’ for such a disappointment
- However, he worries that Lewandowski could be missing out on ‘business’ reasons
Dimitar Berbatov believes Robert Lewandowski should be crowned man of the year ahead of FIFA’s annual ‘Best Awards’.
Berbatov says it would be unfair for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to win the award as they do not ‘deserve’ to be among the finalists.
The former Manchester United striker believes Lewandowski should have won the Ballon d’Or and says the FIFA title will be a ‘compensation’ for such a disappointment.
Dimitar Berbatov believes Robert Lewandowski should be crowned man of the year after FIFA announced the shortlist for their best annual awards
Lewandowski is the favorite to pick up the award after scoring 15 goals and scoring six assists to help Bayern Munich regain Champions League glory back in August, but Berbatov worries he could still to despise him.
Berbatov says Lewandowski may be missing out on the award for ‘business’ reasons behind the scenes.
The Bulgarian told Betfair: ‘I’m amazed that Ronaldo and Messi are among the finalists for the Best Fifa award because I’m not sure they deserved it.
The former Manchester United striker believes Lewandowski should have won the Ballon d’Or
Berbatov claims it would be unfair for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to win the trophy as they do not ‘deserve’ to be in the final
‘I think they should give it to Robert Lewandowski. I think he deserves it. I’m not so sure who else should be there.
People are always arguing and arguing about who should be there. It’s all three players and I think Lewandowski deserves the award. It would be unfair if he did not win.
‘I think it was unfair that the Gold Ball didn’t happen this year as it is my favorite and a lot of people. I think he should get that award and I hope this will be compensation.
‘Sometimes football is an industry and behind the scenes and the PR / Agents work further away from the camera than you can see.
FIFA’S LAST NAMES ‘THE BEST’
FIFA’s best women’s player:
Lucy Bronze (Lyon / Manchester City)
Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg / Chelsea)
Wendie Renard (Lyon)
FIFA men’s favorite player:
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
FIFA’s best female goalkeeper:
Sarah Bouhaddi (Lyon)
Christiane Endler (Paris Saint-Germain)
Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)
Best keeper for FIFA men:
Alisson (Brazil / Liverpool)
Manuel Neuer (Germany / Bayern Munich)
Jan Oblak (Slovenia / Atletico Madrid)
Best FIFA Women’s Coach:
Emma Hayes (Chelsea)
Jean-Luc Vasseur (Lyon)
Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands)
Best FIFA Men’s Coach:
Marcelo Bielsa (Leeds United)
Hans-Dieter Flick (Bayern Munich)
Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)
FIFA Puskas Prize:
Giorgian De Arrascaeta – Ceará SC v Flamengo [Brasileirao – Brazil] (August 25, 2019)
Son Heung-min – Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley FC [Premier League – England] (December 7, 2019)
Luis Suarez – Barcelona v. Real Mallorca [LaLiga] – Spain](December 7, 2019)
‘For me, Lewandowski is up there with the best strikers in today’s football. This is a topic where no one can agree on one player because in my opinion you cannot compare players from different times. Kane, Messi, Ronaldo, Aguero who have been scoring goals for several years are among the best.
‘There are others, but with Lewandowski as he plays the game and moves around the pitch, he should be in my top three strikers; it is very good. ‘
As of right now, Luka Modric is the only player in the last 12 years who has prevented Messi or Ronaldo from picking up a trophy named for them.