Messi and Ronaldo in Ballon d’Or race

Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi can make new record with winning fourth Ballon d’Or in January 2013 and his team mate Andrés Iniesta and Cristiano Ronaldo are nominated for top three short list players.

Messi is making new records by his outstanding talent and he is one of the fine players in his generation. He completed 2012 with 91 goals and it’s the highest individual score in La Liga and he made that after 40 years in La Liga.

Now he is ready to achieve another milestone in football, but he is looking for title win and Champions League over his personal records.

Lionel Messi

Messi: “It’s nice to beat records but the win for the team is what is important. My goals are to win titles with the team, the Spanish league, Spanish Cup or Champions League is more important than any personal records.”

“If Iniesta wins, it will be well-deserved for all that he has done, for the way he plays. Again, it will also be a prize for the dressing room.”

Barcelona’s coach Tito Vilanova has more confident for Messi’s award.

Vilanova: “Leo’s great quality is that he plays as if he still a child,”

“He was always good as a youngster and you didn’t need to be a coach to say that. It was a joy to see him play as a 15-year-old and that continues now.”

Cristiano Ronaldo

But Real Madrid’s competitor Ronaldo has chance to win this time, but he is ready to accept all. Ronaldo is not going to feel for if he loses the award.

Ronaldo: “If I win, perfect. If I don’t, never mind, life goes on. But obviously I’d love to win. I’m not going to lie or be hypocritical,”

“Fair or unfair, the decision will be what it will be… I’ll maybe be very happy or maybe very sad. But that’s life. I can’t live according to an individual prize,”

All three players has capability to lift the award, but the fine one can come out from this completion.


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