Xavi: Cristiano Ronaldo won because of trophies not because he’s the best player

The for­mer FC Barcelona mid­field­er Xavi Her­nan­dez have opened up on the choice to give Cris­tiano Ronal­do the Bal­lon d’Or award. How­ev­er, the mid­field­er have con­demned the the cri­te­ria for choos­ing the Bal­lon d’Or win­ner which is the best play­er and not the play­er with the most tro­phies.

While speak­ing to TV3, the for­mer Barcelona cap­tain who now plays in Qatar said; “they were only look­ing out for the major tro­phies won by the play­ers. But there are oth­er edi­tion of the award in past years that they didn’t use this method to award the best play­er in the world.”

Cris­tiano Ronal­do won the Bal­lon d’Or not because he’s the best play­er but because of major tro­phies won by his team­mates. Mes­si is still the best play­er of the year 2016 despite some else must have won the tro­phy,” said Xavi Her­nan­dez.

When Xavi was asked about Messi’s future, he replied: “I don not know if he’ll renew his con­tract with his cur­rent club because we only talked about our fam­i­lies when we saw after their friend­ly game against Al Ahli. The only think I know is that he’s hap­py at Barcelona and I hope he stays there.”

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