Although Lionel Messi is most likely the front-runner for the Ballon d’Or in the eyes of many fans, the Argentinian believes that it is Xavi or Iniesta that deserve the prestigious award. The fact that Xavi and Iniesta not only performed in Club level but also for the Spain National, in which they took home the World Cup, Messi feels that these two are more deserving than him for the Ballon d’Or award.
Speaking to the media when he arrived back at his native country to celebrate the holidays, Messi went on to say the following:
“2010 was a good year for me personally, but the World Cup didn’t go the way I wanted. Now I have the aim for Argentina to win the Copa America next year, as we’ll contest it at home. This year I think one of my teammates at Barcelona, Xavi or (Andres) Iniesta, will win [The Ballon d’Or]”
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