Paris Saint-Germain star, Lionel Messi, has said he has “no doubts” that Real Madrid captain, Karim Benzema, should win the Ballon d’Or this year.
Messi spent the majority of his career at Barcelona, where he competed against Benzema in La Liga.
He now predicts the France striker to win the Ballon d’Or after leading Madrid to their 14th Champions League title last weekend.
“I think there are no doubts Benzema should win the Ballon d’Or.
“It is very clear that Benzema had a spectacular year and ended up elevating himself with the Champions League, being essential from the last 16 onwards in all the games. I think there are no doubts this year,” Messi told TyC Sports.
Benzema scored 15 goals in the Champions League, including the game-winners against PSG, Chelsea, and Manchester City in the knockout rounds.
He also helped Los Blancos win LaLiga by scoring 27 goals and adding 12 assists.