The president of world soccer’s central body is used to being reprimanded. But it is not frequently the manager of debatably the biggest club on the planet is tearing a shred of Sepp Blatter. Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti felt stirred to tell Sepp Blatter to button it after the Swiss claimed Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer should be coroneted footballer of the year. That offended Ancelotti, who believe his star player Cristiano Ronaldo is a shoo-in for a second consecutive Ballon d’Or award.
The Portuguese player fired a record 17 goals in the European Champions League last season as Real Madrid won its 10th crown and Ancelotti is in no doubt that the award should be his. The offended Aneclotti told in a press conference on Tuesday that it has astonished him what the FIFA president has said and it materialize he is incapable to keep his mouth shut. The Ballon d’Or is something that gets conversed about months ahead of, yet this year there are not that many things to think as regards.
Previous year Cristiano Ronaldo had other players like Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery challenging him but this year, with the labels he has won and the goals he has achieved, there’s no uncertainty he is going to win it. Therefore, according to Ancelotti Blatter’s words don’t make any sense. On a visit to 2018 World Cup host Russia, Blatter recommended Neuer should be handed the award after a sequence of outstanding performances for Germany on its way to a World Cup accomplishment in Brazil.
FIFA’s president had also recommended that the Bayern Munich stopper should have been awarded the Golden Ball award given to the World Cup’s best player rather than Barcelona striker Lionel Messi. Messi, a four time winner of the Ballon d’Or is again on the list, with other achiever, but, conceivably startlingly, not Barcelona’s newest striker, Luis Suarez. Suarez scored 31 goals for English Premier League club Liverpool in the previous season as it came excruciatingly close to a first top flight title since 1990.