"It's A Shame Sadio Mane Finished Fourth On Ballon d’Or List," Lionel Messi
Barcelona star, Lionel Messi has said that it is a pity that Senegal and Liverpool forward, Sadio Mane finished fourth on the Ballon d’Or list.
Messi admitted that Mane had a very good season which should have warranted him a better position on the list.
Speaking at the to Canal+ at the 2019 Ballon d’Or gala held in the Théâtre du Châtelet in the French capital, Messi said:
It’s a shame to see Mane finish in fourth place. But I think there have been a lot of great players this year. That’s why it was difficult to choose a particular player. But I chose Sadio Mane because he’s a player that I like.
Mane was instrumental as Liverpool clinched the Uefa Champions League and also for Senegal who reached the finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals held in Egypt.
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Messi won the award to be the first player to win it six times whilst his archrival, Cristiano Ronaldo came at a distant third.