VALVERDE: MESSI’S FIFTH PLACE FINISH IS ABSURD

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has spoken against Lionel Messi finishing in fifth place in the Ballon d’Or. He did congratulate Luka Modric for finishing as the top person but felt Messi should have finished higher on the list.

Many have queried the basis for voting over the past years, asking if individual or team efforts mattered sometimes and then not so much other times. Also, it seems players of Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are more likely to clinch the personal honour especially of recent.
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