Mauricio Pinillaformer Chilean striker, disagreed with the delivery of the Ballon d’Or for Lionel Messithis Tuesday through the sports news program ESPN Chile.
“If you win the Ballon d’Or playing in the MLS it means we are all crazy. It’s either that or MLS became a world power in sports,” said the former soccer player. And he added: “We are not going to be able to see any more of Messi celebrating again a Golden Ball and thank you for everything you gave us weekend after weekend, in Championsin all the competitions he competed in and being crowned world champion.
Continuing with his indignation over what happened at the gala held in Francethe current panelist of ESPN expressed: “It totally weighed world Cup. I don’t know why we are going to do awards this year. Total, if only one competition is going to be counted. The importance of the World Cup is fine, fantastic, but overall I don’t think it was the best. If the one who takes the World Cup It’s going to be the best, let’s hope it repeats itself over the years.”
Even the former athlete of the Sporting Lisbon not only shot against Messi, if not also attended in front of Emiliano Martínez. “I no longer believe in these awards. The thing about Draw Martínez borders on the ridiculous,” commented the trans-Andean.