Manchester City coach has spoken about the Ballon d’OR scheduled to be awarded tomorrow. Two major contenders for the awards are Lionel Messi and Erling Haaland.
Pep Guardiola has good relationship with both contenders. Messi played some of the best part of career with Pep as his manager. Erling Haaland is also best Pep’s best scoring player for City at the moment.
Pep Guardiola choice of winner
Having won the Manchester United by 3 goals to nil in the Manchester derby at Old Trafford, Guardiola was asked who he thinks deserves to win the Ballon d’OR.
The Spanish tactician tipped both Messi and Haaland as favorites. Stressing that Messi had a superb World Cup with Argentina and Haaland also had a fantastic season winning treble.
Two Ballon d’OR awards this year
Pep Guardiola also suggested that two Ballon d’OR awards should be awarded this year as both Messi and Haaland deserves to win.
“They should give two awards this year! They both deserve to win”, told SC.
✨ Pep Guardiola on Ballon d’Or: “I’ve great affection for Messi and Haaland”.
“If Messi wins, it will be fair win because of the World Cup. If Haaland wins, it will be fair to the season he had”.
“They should give two awards this year! They both deserve to win”, told SC. pic.twitter.com/rvGnSvCujR
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