In Paris, for many years, the 67th edition of the Ballon d’Or has been published. While the name of the winner is practically known to everyone, Thierry Henry announced his favorite for this supreme award on Wednesday evening.
There are still a few more left to wait before the suspense never ends. As of October 30, the winner of the 2023 Ballon d’Or has been chosen at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. The ceremony promises to bring together many personalities in the heart of the City of Lights, but the voting results risk disappointing many people.
As we recently reported on Top Mercato, the name of the lucky winner has been virtually beyond doubt for several weeks. Several media outlets have claimed that Lionel Messi will win the Ballon d’Or for the eighth time in his career in a few days. If La Pulga fans have reason to rejoice, this decision by the jury, made up of hundreds of journalists from around the world, will not fail to get people talking.
Ballon d’Or: Thierry Henry votes for Lionel Messi
The Argentinian is the main player in the Triumph of the Albicelstes during the 2022 World Cup. The native of Rosario is exceptional in Qatar. On the other hand, the rest of the season, particularly in recent months at Paris Saint-Germain, has been less enthusiastic. Eliminated from the Champions League in the round of 16, the former Camp Nou star left a bitter taste among the supporters of the capital club.
Henry: “If you look at Messi’s form and don’t send him to CDM, you can’t say Messi is a Ballon d’Or winner. »
Carragher: So who do you think should win?
Henry: “For me?” MESSI! BYE, SEE YOU! pic.twitter.com/GG4exQ6Zs1
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According to Thierry Henry, Lionel Messi nevertheless deserves this new distinction. At the microphone of CBS, the Arsenal legend defends himself in the same direction. “A lot of people can debate it, but for me, if you win the World Cup the way he did… We can talk about what happened in the final. In the French language, there is a small difference in form that never ends, but it’s not worth it. Many people can say that Manchester City players, Haaland and other players can also say why not me? , but we cannot say that it is not justified if he wins it”explained the new coach of the Blueets National team during an interview with our American colleagues.