Robert Lewandowski explained that Lionel Messi’s words to him at the Ballon d’Or gala “really touched him”.
Messi has admitted that Lewandowski should have at least one Golden Ball to his name at this point in his career given his distinction on the field with Bayern Munich.
And after an interview in which Lewandowski said he was misinterpreted as questioning Messi’s intentions, the Poland striker said “there were no hollow words” directed at him.
What was said?
Messi’s words towards me [about the Ballon d’Or] “It really affected me,” Lewandowski said. picture. “They weren’t empty words, it was a beautiful moment in my career.
I only spoke to Liu in a few words [one-on-one], because my Spanish is not good. I spoke to Kylian [Mbappe] in English, then did the translation for Leo. it was a wonderful night.”
On what it would take to win the Ballon d’Or in the future, Lewandowski added: “It’s about small details, everything has to be in place. What I can guarantee is that I will continue to do my job and give my best performances.”
What did Messi say about Lewandowski?
“I would like to mention Robert Lewandowski, it was a real honor to compete with you,” Messi said after receiving the 2021 Ballon d’Or award.
“Everyone knows and we agree that you were the winner last year.
“I think France Football should give you the Ballon d’Or for 2020 – you deserve it and you should get it at home.”
He added: “I think Robert Lewandowski has had a great year. Year after year, he is improving and showing that he is the excellent striker, as well as his ability to score goals.
“This year he was awarded the top scorer. Of course he can certainly aspire to that level next year, thanks to the way he is on the field. In addition, he plays for a big club.”