The football superstar became Argentina’s most influential player when it won the 2021 Copa America. Messi scored four goals plus five assists in seven appearances to lead the Albiceleste to its first championship trophy in almost three decades.
In addition, Messi has flashy statistics with 38 goals plus 14 assists in 47 appearances for Barcelona throughout last season. Even though Barca only won the Copa del Rey, finished third in LaLiga and were eliminated in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Pochettino denies bias considering Messi is a PSG player. According to the former Tottenham Hotspur coach, Messi deserves it.
“Ballon d’Or must be given to Messi without a doubt, “Pochettino said The Great Match of COPE, which was gazetted Metro.
“And if I didn’t coach Messi, I would still say Messi deserves it. I answer it with all my heart. I always say how I feel. On the podium with him, there should be Lewandowski and Cristiano.”
Next, Pochettino talked about the strongest candidate to win the 2021/2022 Champions League. PSG are favorites after signing Messi along with four other top players such as Achraf Hakimi, Georginio Wijnaldum, Sergio Ramos, and Gianluigi Donnarumma.
“The favorite team to win the Champions League is Chelsea, more than anything else because they are the reigning champions,” said Pochettino.
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