CRISTIANO RONALDO will win the Ballon d’Or forward of lethal rival Lionel Messi, in response to Actual Madrid president Florentino Perez.
The mercurial Poruguese ahead bagged The Greatest FIFA Males’s Participant award for the second time final month.
And Perez insists he’ll add a fifth Ballon d’Or to his huge trophy assortment.
“Ronaldo is one in every of our nice symbols.
“He’s the main goalscorer in our historical past. A couple of days in the past, he received his second ‘The Greatest’ and this week he’s going to win his fifth Ballon d’Or.”
Intrigue surrounds the scenario, although.
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There had been rumours Barcelona ahead Messi will likely be named the winner on December 7 after images claiming to point out him with the trophy on the entrance cowl of organisers France Soccer circulated on social media.
However studies in Spain this weekend recommend Ronaldo has been advised he’ll win the trophy for a fifth time and has already been congratulated by Messi on his achievement.
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Ronaldo has really struggled for kind in La Liga this season, scoring simply twice in 9 appearances.
The 32-year-old was pissed off once more on Saturday because the champions had been held to a Zero-Zero draw away to Athletic Bilbao.
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That meant Madrid did not capitalise on Barcelona’s 2-2 house draw with Celta Vigo and means they continue to be eight factors behind the leaders in fourth place within the desk.
However Perez insists head coach Zinedine Zidane is the precise man to ship extra success to the membership.
Zidane has guided them to 2 Champions League wins in a row in addition to the home title final season.
Stated Perez: “We achieved the unimaginable, regaining the Champions League and profitable three in 4 years. The final one was the perfect in our historical past.
“We’ve a crew to maintain dreaming, with a tremendous coach. He’s one in every of our nice symbols and icons.
“He is the perfect chief for this crew.”