“This year the Ballon d’Or could have been won by a defender”


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"This year the Ballon d'Or could have been won by a defender"

Dimitar Berbatov lamented the cancellation of the France Football award and said that Sergio Ramos could have won the award for what he achieved with Real Madrid.

Resign Berbatov spoke to Betfair about canceling the delivery of the Golden Ball for the best player of the season. The former Bulgarian player lamented the decision of France Football magazine and assured that this year the award could have been in the hands of Sergio Ramos.

“Sergio Ramos has had a spectacular season and everyone knows that he is a piece of defense. This season he has scored goals and has led Real Madrid as an example of captain,” began the Bulgarian, remembered for his passing by Manchester United by Alex Ferguson.

And he added about the Madrid central defender: “He assumes all the responsibilities, takes the step of throwing penalties at crucial moments and has decided key matches. In the end, it is a pity that the Ballon d’Or almost always choose forwards or midfielders Maybe this year would have been a good opportunity for him to be won again by a defender. “

The truth is that the last defender to win this award was Fabio Cannavaro in 2006, after obtaining the World Cup with the Italian National Team in Germany.

“It has been 14 years of drought, but it is never too late to change, although of course, competing in the era of Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo is not easy. It is something similar to what happened to Van Dijk last year,” recalled Berbatov.

At the same time, the Bulgarian accepted that Robert Lewandowski was another good candidate for the award. “I am sure that Messi and Cristiano would have been there again, fighting for the award. But also Lewandowski would have been, who deserves a great recognition. He is in great shape, but he does not have as much publicity and attention as Messi. and Cristiano. And despite this, I think he is right now one of the best in the world, “he explained.

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