Ballon d’ Or 2021: ‘He deserves it’ – Di Maria picks winner

Paris Saint-Germain star, Angel Di Maria, has picked teammate, Lionel Messi, as the player that deserves to win the 2021 Ballon d’Or.

Di Maria said Messi deserves the award because he led Argentina to win the Copa America this year.

France Football will present the 2021 Ballon d’Or award on Monday.

Messi, who is the favourite to win the award, will rival Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich, Chelsea’s Jorginho, Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, among others for the Ballon d’ Or.

“Yes, I think so. He has had an important year in his career,” Di Maria told RMC Sport.

“To win the Copa America with his country after so many things that happened to him in the national team, he finally won it. Just for that, he deserves it [Ballon d’ Or].”

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