Germany national team legend: Messi did not deserve the best player of 2023 award 02:47

Former German national team player Lothar Matthäus said that he did not agree with Argentinian striker Lionel Messi being selected as the best player of 2023 according to the International Football Federation (FIFA). His words guide the way referring to Sky Germany.

“In terms of great achievements, it is impossible to surpass Manchester City and Erling Haaland. He won the most important championships with Manchester City. His performance was impressive. This should be decisive when choosing the best and most important player, and that was Haaland,” said Matthäus.

Last season, Erling Haaland won the Champions League, English Premier League (EPL), FA Cup, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup with Manchester City.

Messi and Haaland received 48 points each in the Bests voting, but the Argentine won thanks to more votes from the national team captains.

After playing for PSG for two years, Messi was transferred to Inter Miami in the summer of 2023. On August 20 last year, the Argentinian won the League Cup, the first trophy in America. After 14 matches for Inter Miami, Messi scored 11 goals and 5 assists. There is currently a pause in MLS before the season starts. In October, the forward won the eighth Ballon d’Or of his career.

Previously Ronaldo denied Take part in the FIFA voting.

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Source: Gazeta


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