Video: ‘He Shows All the Class’ – Lionel Messi Discusses Beating Out Robert Lewandowski for the Ballon d’Or

Lionel Messi won his seventh Ballon d’Or as the Paris Saint-Germain forward, beating out FC Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski. However, there’s much controversy on the decision to go with the Argentine over the Poland international.

Messi won the Copa America this summer with Argentina, giving him the first international trophy of his career, which might have been the deciding factor. After winning the award, the 34-year-old spoke to the media at a press conference and stated that he hopes Lewandowski can win the Ballon d’Or soon. 

“I think [Lewandowski] had a great year. He’s outdoing himself year after year. He shows all the class he has, the ease he has to score top goals. I think he can claim (the Ballon d’Or) next year, with his form, his ability to do even better. And he belongs to a very big club,” Messi said. 

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