Long absent from the debates for the next Ballon d’Or, Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the candidates again. Apparently, his recent performances, especially in the Portuguese selection, have marked the spirits.
The nomination of Cristiano Ronaldo among the 30 finalists for the Ballon d’Or did not surprise anyone. Even he has not won a major title this year, the striker left Juventus Turin for Manchester United this summer still his place among the best players in the world. On the other hand, it is more surprising to see the Portuguese cited as a potential winner. In fact, his name has recently appeared in the debates, notes Etienne Moatti, who notably underlines CR7’s triple against Luxembourg (5-0) on Tuesday in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Cristiano Ronaldo chose his timing well
” A fascination of voters for Ronaldo and Messi? Yes of course. Those goals scored in the money-time count for everyone, but they still count more than double for the very big players., estimated the journalist on the channel L’Equipe. If it is Ronaldo, Messi or Benzema who emits extraordinary goals when it is the time to vote, it is true that it is more important than if they were players in more anonymous quotes among the great players. It’s really going to matter more. Ronaldo, we don’t talk about it at all for the Ballon d’Or. But there, his goals scored in selection and his triplets make him return to the race in which he was no longer really. “A priori, the Mancunien leaves all the same behind the favorites Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski.