The Portuguese is adamant that his compatriot deserves the accolade because the 27-year-old forward played such an integral role in the club's title success.
The goals scored by Messi was crazy impressive. Then again Mourinho has a point. I'm sure though EUFA will side with Messi.
As much as it stands now, messi will probably win it just because.
like i said before Ronaldo can score all the goals he wants, if he doesn't win the champions league, Messi's name will be on it by default. its how UEFA work.
70 goals in one season, Seventy!
Stupidest comment ever. IMHO. He still won 4 cups this year.
the supercup, the world cup of clubs and.... what else??? unless you're counting ahead of copa del rey. Supercup is meh and so is world cup of clubs. no 1 could give a hoot.
Messi's goals meant nothing? ...They got Barca to 2nd place.
yeah 2nd place.
its 2nd place, but mourinho acts like it really doesn't mean a thing, 2nd place takes you to champions league.
every winner knows 2nd means nothing.. may as well finish 9th
I agree with Mou. Ronaldo scored the big goal vs barca at the camp now.. messi did nothing vs chelsea.. ronaldo scored two in the game vs bayern..
Yet Messi had more goals in the CL...point?
But against who? Teams Barca can bully around any day. Messi doesn't deserve it this year, he didn't show up in the clutch games.
how did he do in the big game vs chelsea, when the pressure was on.
Last time I checked Ronaldo missed a crucial PK against Bayern that last game. Sure, he scored two goals, but Bayern wasn't playing a counter-attack game. Second, both teams faced plenty of weak teams in the beginning of the CL, so there's no excuse for Ronaldo not having more goals than Messi. Like I said to Dakidog, I can understand if you may think Ronaldo deserves it more, that's your preference, it's Mou's comment that I find incredibly stupid, but then again he acts like a 12 yr old on and off games.
Mourinho 12 year old? Which i was like him when i was 12.
This is a Player Award not a Team Award, thus if Barca didn't won the league, it shouldn't be the reason to count Messi out, His goal were impressive & thus should win the Award.
I swear Mourinho is so damn childish, fits right into the team. @n4gboy, good to know somebody understands what the balon de oro is. Messi had more goals in la liga and CL, so what if they didn't get 1st place this year, since when before that game had real madrid beaten Barca?? They won the league, good for them, took em a damn while...meanwhile: Messi is still better than Ronaldo.
By your theory, that means Ronaldo should've won it last year lol!
Messi got one goal less than Ronaldo and double the assists.
No, because Messi helped Barca achieve more last year than Ronaldo did this year. Remember the triplet? Ronaldo helped RM get a trophy that they hadn't touched in a LONG time. Messi has been a more complete player, time and time again, that's why he's given the balon de oro. You have to hold things on a scale, and weigh out the amount of goals, assists, success in the season, etc. You can have your opinion about who deserves the balon de oro, but I just think Mou's comment was stupid and had no logic.
11x2 is a community of awesome people posting and discussing the latest football news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.