2018 Ballon d’ Or: I am not surprise for not winning it says Messi

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2018 Ballon d’ Or: I am not surprise for not winning it says Messi

Lionel Messi, Barcelona captain has said he is not surprised for not winning 2018 Ballon d’ Or but admitted that the award is a big prize in football.

Messi, a five times winner of the award lost out to Real Madrid ace, Luka Modric earlier this month.

The 31-year-old said he knew that this time he would not be the winner, while admitting that the Ballon d’Or is a big prize.

Speaking on the 2018 Ballon d’ Or, Marca quoted Messi as saying: “If I’m honest, I don’t give much importance to it although it is a big prize.

“I knew this season I didn’t have the chance to win it and I wasn’t surprised”.


Messi added: “As soon as I had my children, the priority was always my family. It is the most important thing. Obviously, I love football and I live for it, but family is above all.

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