Koeman: Messi already has three Ballons d’Or, give Ronaldo one
“Who would I give the Ballon d’Or to? How many has Messi got? Three? Then I would give one to Ronaldo,” the former Netherlands international said to AS.
“Messi is the best player in the world. However, Cristiano is also a great player like Messi, and he has been making the difference in Madrid.”
“The results of Tito’s Barca side speak for themselves. I think they continue to have a strong team, despite having some injured players. At the moment I think they are very good.”
Finally, the retired defender had a word on Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho, who he believes can always be relied upon to deliver.
“Mourinho is a very good coach who has succeeded with many teams. Though his style of play is different to that of Barcelona, his teams always get good results.
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