The Ballon d’Or award has been dominated by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the last 10 years. The two stars play for Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively. They have competed fiercely since 2008 and nobody else has even come close to them. However, things might change soon according to the Argentine magician. He has named three players he feels can win the award soon.
3. Sanchez reveals the only day he saw Messi cry and the reason why
Manchester United star Alexis Sanchez has been speaking to the press in the few days as he settles at Old Trafford. The Chilean joined the Red Devils from rivals Arsenal in the just concluded January transfer window.
The 29-year-old also played alongside Lionel Messi at Barcelona. In one of his interviews with Sky Sports, the winger revealed how the five times World Player of the year cried after the semi-final defeat against Chelsea in 2012. The Argentine missed a crucial penalty that could have sealed the final place against Bayern Munich.
“You might cry during a game if you lose a final,” Sanchez told Sky Sports.
“That’s all part of football. In the Barcelona dressing room after the Chelsea game, I saw Leo cry.
“That’s because players demand so much from themselves. People don’t see that.”
2. Zidane names the most dangerous player currently at PSG
Real Madrid is set to face their biggest test in all competitions on Wednesday night when they face PSG at Santiago Bernabeu. The clash will be the crucial first leg in the last 16 of UEFA Champions League.
Zidane has identified Kylian Mbappe as the most dangerous player in the Ligue 1 team. The 19-year-old forward has scored 15 goals and assisted 14 more so far in only 31 matches in all competitions.
“PSG is full of top players, it’ll be very hard for us,” said Zidane.
“I think Kylian Mbappe can be very important for them. He is so strong despite his young age.
“It will hard for us to stop him and his teammates.”