Madrid: Barcelona legend Xavi has termed Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo as the favorite for FIFA Ballon d’Or precisely due to the fact that he has major trophies to his credit this season along with many goals.
A few days back Xavi had said that anybody who watches football properly knows that Messi is better than Ronaldo which did not go down well with the Real Madrid superstar. But now he has admitted that Ronaldo will win this individual accolade for the fourth time.
“Cristiano has the numbers to win this year’s Ballon d’Or, having won the Champions League and the Euros,” he said at the Aspire4Sports event in Amsterdam.
“But I also think that it’ll be very competitive, because Messi will be there, of course.”
Speaking about Barcelona’s shock loss against Celta in La Liga Xavi said that, although, he was not able to watch the match but he still feels that the players made many individual mistakes which cost them the match.
“I wasn’t able to watch the game, but it looks like there were a lot of individual mistakes,” he said. “But Barca are on another level and that’s something you see most of all when you leave the club.