'Just give the Ballon d'Or to Messi'


FC Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde feels there should no dispute about Lionel Messi winning the Ballon d'Or as he is the best in the world.

It was reportedly leaked that the Argentine will win this year's Ballon d'Or ahead of the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk.

While Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp feels Van Dijk is deserving of the award, Valverde feels his talisman should the get the award with no fuss.

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"I don't follow these awards galas because they are too long. My vote, well, I guess, is the same as yours," Valverde said at his press conference.

"I would vote for the best, obviously. Ever year you always vote depending on how the seasons have gone for the players.

"But if you have to give it to the best, let's just give it to Messi and the problem is solved."