Maurizio Sarri: Juve boss says Ronaldo should have beaten Messi to Ballon d'Or

Maurizio Sarri: Juve boss says Ronaldo should have beaten Messi to Ballon d'Or

- Maurizio Sarri believes Cristiano Ronaldo should have won 2019 Ballon d'Or

- Lionel Messi took home the individual honour for a record sixth time

- Sarri says it is "really annoying" the Argentine won the prize, vowing to help Ronaldo level him

Juventus manager, Maurizio Sarri, has expressed displeasure over Ronaldo's recent Ballon d'Or snub, saying it was really annoying to see Messi win the prestigious individual award for a record sixth time.

The Portuguese superstar was shunned as the Barcelona talisman clinched Ballon d'Or award in December in French capital Paris, beating off competition from Liverpool's Vigil van Dijk and the Juventus star.

Despite having an impressive year capped by Serie A title and inaugural Nations League crown, Ronaldo was overshadowed by Messi - a development that polarised football fraternity.

And the Sarri has now become the latest football personality to dabble into the discussion, with the former Chelsea boss vowing to help Ronaldo win the individual honour next year.

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"I would like to help Cristiano win the sixth Ballon d'Or first," Sarri said.

"It's really annoying thinking that someone won more [Ballons d'Or] than him.

"I think about him and I think helping him, it is my goal and the goal of the team. It is right for him."

Sarri also charged Argentine star Paulo Dybala to win for the prestigious gong in the future.

Ronaldo, who scored hat-trick against Cagliari, is the second player in history to hit a treble in Serie A, La Liga and EPL.

With 14 goals in 1405 minutes played in Serie A, the 34-year-old is on the path of fighting for the award at the end of the season.

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Meanwhile, had reported that Sergio Aguero’s sensational treble against Aston Villa was all he needed to move above Arsenal legend Thierry Henry as the most prolific overseas player in the history of Premier League.

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