Lionel Messi has got the full support of his team mate and fellow Ballon d’Or nominee, Andres Iniesta, to win the award above all other nominees. This is even as he believes Messi’s biggest rival for the prestigious trophy, Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo, should be saluted.
According to him, “Cristiano is one of the big contenders for this award, and all individual prizes” but after all is said and done, “Leo is the number one. After that, people vote for whoever they see fit,” the 28-year-old was quoted as saying.
“Not just for his goals, but for his overall play. He has a huge impact on the team, he is unique and decisive, and that’s why he beats all the records.
“What makes the people of Barcelona happy is that there is still a lot to come.”