Erling Haaland, the star player for Manchester City, has been instructed to abstain from all Ballon d’Or events for the rest of his life if Lionel Messi of Inter Miami wins the trophy.
After an incredible year, Haaland has been nominated for the coveted prize along with six of his City colleagues. The Norwegian player not only won the FA Cup, Premier League, and Champions League, but he also tallied an astounding 52 goals across all competitions.
With six goals in just as many games this season, he hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down. The 23-year-old is widely regarded as the favorite to win, but some are skeptical of Messi’s chances.
After a lackluster campaign compared to Haaland’s, the 36-year-old has been nominated for the honor. Messi did lead Argentina to their first World Cup victory, but he only managed to score ‘only’ 21 goals overall for PSG.
He has since relocated to the US and is currently playing for David Beckham’s Inter Miami team, but some people feel that despite his impressive start in the US, Haaland should still be given priority. A supporter of this viewpoint is former Scotland and Chelsea footballer Craig Burley, who thinks that if the Norwegian loses to Messi, he should even boycott the event permanently.
If Erling Haaland doesn’t win this, close the store, he said to ESPN. Although winning the World Cup for Lionel Messi is a fantastic accomplishment, it only lasted for four weeks. His overall league performance wasn’t great. PSG performed poorly.
A. Erling Haaland? Over 50 goals, winning the FA Cup, Premier League, and Champions League. This honor ought to go to Erling Haaland. I am aware that many people cannot leave the Messi train but consider the wider picture.
“Many muppet journalists are going to vote for Messi. Overall, Erling Haaland accomplished everything over a protracted period of time.
“This award, like a few others, drives me crazy, because he deserves it, but I think people will just give it to him because he won the World Cup and because he’s Messi this and Messi that. Similar to Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland said he would never accept another Ballon d’Or in his life.