Disappointments, consecration, new life ... Lionel Messi has seen everything, known everything, experienced everything during a year 2021 which saw him consecrated Ballon d'Or for the seventh time, Monday, at the Théâtre du Châtelet.
A contested trophy, especially on the side of Germany and Italy, where we were campaigning for Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) and Jorginho (Chelsea), but that the “Pulga” did not steal.
He deserves it.
There is no debate on this subject,
”says Mauricio Pochettino, his PSG coach.
I had a good year at Barça, even if we didn't win La Liga or the Champions League.
The Copa America made the difference for me to win this new trophy,
”said Messi, lucid about the keys to this seventh coronation.
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The Copa America was indeed the culmination of a special year for the 34-year-old superstar.
From laughter to tears, and vice versa.
Top scorer (4) and passer (5) of the benchmark South American tournament, he fully assumed his status to defeat the sign
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