Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes has expressed his annoyance to Lionel Messi winning the 2019 Ballon d'Or award claiming that his client deserved to win it.
Lionel Messi recently won the 2019 Ballon d'Or award for the sixth time in his career thereby going ahead of his greatest rival Cristiano Ronaldo who has won five.
Cristiano Ronaldo even finished third on the standings as Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk was runner-up following his impressive performances for the Reds winning the Champions League.
Jorge Mendes has now claimed that it was an injustice for Lionel Messi to have won the 2019 Ballon d'Or ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.
''Cristiano is the best player in world football.
''He transformed world football. When you speak of Portugal, you speak of a small country, but he's changed that.
''Next year I think he will reach 110 goals for Portugal and I believe he will win the Ballon d'Or.
''For me it was an injustice that Messi won. Ronaldo also won the UEFA Nations League. But life is like that.
''I think that if he was still at Real Madrid, he would've won. He's a champion, and he knows what to do in order to win it in 2020,'' Mendes explained according to the report on Daily Mail.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed that he has a cordial relationship with his biggest rival Lionel Messi who plays for Barcelona.
This statement from the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star comes after the two players met at the UEFA award ceremony in Monaco.
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