‘I Don’t Understand Why He Didn’t Win’ – Former Ballon d’Or Winner Confused as to How Lionel Messi Beat Out Robert Lewandowski

There’s some controversy regarding Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi winning his seventh Ballon d’Or. Some believe that the award should’ve gone to FC Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski. 

Lewandowski won the UEFA Champions League in 2020 and scored 61 goals between FC Bayern Munich and the Poland national team in 2020-21. As a result, there was an argument that these merits were enough to win the prestigious award. 

However, that wasn’t the case, which is why many exploded against the voting process. Sky Sports Germany pundit Lothar Matthaüs was one of many to state their displeasure with the decision of Messi winning the award. 

“Honestly, I don’t understand anything anymore,” Matthaüs, the 1990 Ballon d’Or winner, said. “With all due respect to Messi and the other great players named, none deserved it as much as Lewandowski.”

“To be as remarkable as the Bayern striker and that practically week after week. And Ronaldo was not as consistent and extraordinary as Lewandowski. I don’t understand why he didn’t win.”

Some feel that winning the Copa America gave Messi the edge in the voting process, but it’s all speculation. 

Messi was asked about beating out the Polish striker for the award. The 34-year-old stated that Lewandowski has plenty of class and hopes the Bayern Munich man will soon win the Ballon d’Or. 

Tags Bayern Munich Lionel Messi Lothar Matthaus Robert Lewandowski


    1. He does, ballon d’or has never been about scoring highest goal alone. Y’all don’t know football at all just making m

  1. Messi was granted the Ballon d’or to promote Lique 1 football. That said, it is a meaningless French cheese award..

    1. Liking somebody and deserving somebody is not the same. Statistics are against Messi winning it, in fact even Ronaldo, Benzema are above him.

    2. Lewandowski❤️Lewandowski😍Lewandowski!!! Lewandowski was robbed. While we admire Messi, but winning 2021 Ballon d’Or leaves sour taste in once mouth and definately controversial as it is not based on reality of fact but favoritism and unjust system of voting. It’s a Creepy affair…

  2. The man should shut up if he doesn’t know what to say, Messi deserve every bit of it, let them stop jealousy

  3. Messi’s strength lies on his leading role as the play maker of the team. In addition, he earned all four medals and interestingly, Naymar co-earned one of the medals.

    Unlike Messi, Ledwoneski is a good striker and consistently proofed which enabled winning the medal he deserves.

    Some players voiced otherwise, and that may have considered his achievements citing Lendowenski has moraly grounds to be awarded the Ballon D’ore of 2021.

    Also I encountered Daniel Alves making arguments on the same grounds in solidarity with Ericsson.

    Therefore, better analysts should have concrete points to disapprove.

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