“It was not fair to Lewandowski that the Ballon d’Or was canceled”


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"It was not fair to Lewandowski that the Ballon d'Or was canceled"

In Munich they are not happy with the cancellation of the award from France Football magazine after his player closed one of the best campaigns of his career.

The president of the Bayern Munich, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, believes that the decision that this year there will be no winner of the Golden Ball “is not fair”, since he believes that Robert Lewandowski could have kept the prize.

The Polish striker has scored 51 goals in all competitions this season and helped Bayern win the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal, while still being one of the strong candidates to stay with the Champions League.

“I think Robert Lewandowski has been having a fantastic season and perhaps had the best season of his career,” said Rummenigge at a press conference on Monday.

“Unfortunately, France Football canceled the Ballon d’Or, something we are not very happy about. In the end, it is not very fair, not only for Bayern but also for Robert Lewandowski, who could have won,” said the manager.

“I think it was very important that in a season that, except the French league, went all the way, the Ballon d’Or was awarded to the best footballer in the world. I think that, in those circumstances, Robert would have had a good opportunity to win it for the first time in his career, “he closed.

Lewandowski has never entered the top three for the award given by France Football magazine, although he was fourth in 2015.

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