PSG’s Neymar blasts Ballon d’Or after Vinicius Jr snub

Paris Saint-Germain ahead Neymar has taken a swipe on the Ballon d’Or after Brazil teammate Vinicius Jr used to be simplest ranked 8th at Monday’s gala in Paris.

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema received the prize for the primary time in his occupation, with Bayern Munich’s Sadio Mane and Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne completing 2nd and 3rd respectively.

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Robert Lewandowski, Mohamed Salah, Kylian Mbappe and Thibaut Courtois adopted them, with Madrid winger Vinicius finishing the highest 10 together with Luka Modric and Erling Haaland.

“Benzema, well deserved, crack,” Neymar wrote on Twitter. “Now for Vinicius, finishing eighth is not right. At the very least he is among the top three.”

Vinicius, 22, starred for a Madrid group that received LaLiga, the Champions League and the Spanish Supercopa closing season.

He ended the marketing campaign with 22 targets in 52 appearances, together with the solitary strike in May’s 1-0 Champions League ultimate win over Liverpool.

His shape has endured into this season. He has scored seven instances in 14 appearances with Madrid nonetheless unbeaten in all competitions after Sunday’s Clasico win over Barcelona.

As is normal when person awards are given out, there was numerous complaint over the winners and the total scores.

Madrid goalkeeper Courtois bemoaned positional bias and mentioned it’s “impossible” for a goalkeeper to say the Ballon d’Or, whilst there has additionally been debate in regards to the resolution to award Gavi the Kopa Trophy.

The Barcelona midfielder noticed off pageant from Madrid’s Eduardo Camavinga, Bayern’s Jamal Musiala and Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham to win the prize given to the most productive footballer below the age of 21.

Bayern and Canada left-back Alphonso Davies voiced his opinion at the topic on social media, pronouncing it will have to have long gone to his teammate Musiala.

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“They may have denied you of your Kopa Trophy, but they won’t deny you of your future Ballon d’Or #GoldenBoy,” he wrote.

Bayern trainer Julian Nagelsmann additionally felt Musiala or Bellingham would had been extra worthy winners than Gavi.

“Of course, there is club bias, but usually I also have my own opinion,” Nagelsmann mentioned in a information convention.

“I would have voted otherwise. Musiala and Bellingham have had better seasons than the winner. From my point of view, those two are ahead of Gavi.

“[But] Gavi is a brilliant footballer, with numerous ability. The award used to be no longer undeserved. He has a an actual profitable mentality for his age.”

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