Asked about the identity of the future Golden Ball, Zinédine Zidane gave his opinion on the issue. Surprise or not?
What is it? The Golden Ball is changing formula? Bin Yes, as you were told a few days ago, the most famous individual trophy of the magnificent collective sport that is football will change formula. Or rather, it will revert to the old since now, the breeders and captains of all the FIFA-affiliated countries will no longer have a say. No more Chileans coming out Claudio Bravo in your head or the Ghanaian who wants you to believe that Andre Ayew deserves his place on the podium. Now only journalists (one per country) will have a voice. And this could well change the given because in 2010 for example, their votes had been on Wesley Sneijder while Lionel Messi had been elected in the end. CR7 would have lost his property in 2013 for the benefit of Franck Ribery … Would this soon be the end of the reign of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo?
In 2016, we already know that chauvinism will always be rigorous when one sees the team of this Tuesday: “Vote Griezmann”. Basically, we can expect every reporter to vote for a player in his country … But you’d think that would not be the case. In any case, Zinédine Zidane did not fall into this trap and explained in press conference, before the Real Madrid game against Villarreal, that he would give it to … Cristiano Ronaldo. What a surprise! “It’s not because Cristiano is my player, it’s because he has achieved an exceptional year,” he justified ZZ. What he does, there are very few players who do it. That’s why I would give it to Cristiano. And Grizou in all this? “Why not?” He has top benefits and I do not need to add to what he is doing. “It’s been a while, necessarily that it deserves to be in the first.” Ah, still … Who deserves to win the Golden Ball?