Lionel Messi’s wholesome reaction on Robert Lewandowski winning the FIFA The Best Award
Lionel Messi’s reaction to Robert Lewandowski being announced as the Best FIFA Men’s Player on Monday night was a wholesome one.
After a sensational year throughout that he bust Gerd Muller’ goalscoring record, Lewandowski claimed the prize for the second year on the trot.
He finished four points prior to Messi, who was in second place when winning a seventh Ballon d’Or in late 2021.
The event was mostly a virtual one then the Paris Saint-Germain star was carried on video from his home and exuded calmness as he Saturday in his plain white t-shirt.
however, when FIFA president Gianni Infantino declared Lewandowski as the winner ahead of Messi and Mo Salah, the 34-year-old cracked a beaming smile.
Fans adored however delighted Messi was and compared his reaction to Ronaldo’ at the exact same event last year.
A year ago, Ronaldo was totally fuming with Lewandowski’ victory and here Messi was simply happy for one more player to urge recognised.
once giving a speech when winning the Ballon d’Or over again last month, Messi paid tribute to Lewandowski and aforementioned he due to the prize for his 2020 heroics.
“I’d wish to mention Robert, it’s been a true honour to contend with him,” Messi aforementioned on stage.
“I assume France football should award you your 2020 Ballon d’Or, you deserved it.”
however once it came to choose for the best Men’ Player, Messi disregarded Lewandowski of his ballot entirely.
Instead, the Barcelona legend voted for PSG teammates Neymar and Kylian Mbappe as initial and second respectively, with Karim Benzema in third.
Lewandowski selected Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho as his number one choice and so went with Messi and Ronaldo as his remaining picks.
Messi seeing Lewandowski winning FIFA The Best, despite him having the greatest case to win.
You can’t hate him pic.twitter.com/QKpHMevJrj
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