Juventus (Italy) midfielder Adrien Rabiot (28) was shocked that he was not nominated for the Ballon d’Or.
American sports media ‘Sports Kida’ reported on the 13th (Korean time), “Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot was surprised that his name was not included in the top 30 candidates for the Ballon d’Or.”
According to the media, Rabiot believes that the Ballon d’Or shortlist is not logical and that most of the players were selected due to several good opportunities in the UEFA Champions League (UCL).
The Ballon d’Or is a prestigious award given to the player who has performed the best in the world, hosted by France Football, a French soccer magazine.
On the 7th, the list of 30 finalists for the Ballon d’Or was announced, and the world’s best players, including Lionel Messi (36, Inter Miami) and Erling Holland (23, Manchester City), were named. Messi led Argentina to victory at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and Holland achieved Manchester City (England)’s first-ever treble.
However, Rabiot claimed that the list itself was wrong. “I personally think I had a great season and when I looked at certain players on the list, I thought it was not logical at all,” he said in an interview with French media outlet L’Equipe.바카라사이트
“But I’m not one for personal rewards, I’m focused on the team, and the people making those roster decisions probably don’t have the player’s overall season in mind. “Sometimes one or two good games in the Champions League can be enough,” he added.
Rabiot made 48 appearances in all competitions for Juventus last season, scoring 11 goals and providing 6 assists. Juventus was punished with a 10-point deduction due to suspicions of accounting book manipulation and ranked 7th in Italian Serie A.
It doesn’t seem like Rabiot’s records from last season could be said to be the best in the world. However, he expressed distrust in the list of Ballon d’Or candidates and claimed that it was not logical.
Rabiot almost left Juventus in this summer transfer window, but decided to stay after signing a new contract with the club. Rabiot currently has one goal in three Serie A appearances.