Jorginho on why he should be the Ballon d’Or winner

Wed 10 November 2021 | 13:13

Jorginho believes that he should be the Ballon d’Or winner to prove that the award only takes goals into account.


is among the favorites to win this year’s Ballon d’Or after being the


and Italy’s European champion in 2021.

However, former Barcelona star

Lionel Messi

is speculated to be the favorite to win the award.

I don’t want to have too many expectations, but I would be hypocritical if I said I don’t think about it,”

Jorginho told


according to



It’s great if it happens, but if it doesn’t, I won’t complain. I keep my feet on the ground and I focus on something else, I’ve already won the best player of the year by UEFA,”

he continued.

“It’s not up to me to say if I should win the Ballon d’Or, but it would be an incentive for other players, to show that not only goals are taken into account.”

Jorginho confirmed his agent’s talks in June with Football Italia:

“Brazil had contacted him in 2016, but he refused a call-up to the Seleçao.

They tried to convince me, but in the end I chose Italy, otherwise I would have been ungrateful,”

Jorginho explained.

“It would not be bad to win the World Cup. The Champions League and the Euros can’t be underestimated, but the World Cup goes beyond anything else. We won’t be the favourite in Qatar, but we can’t even go unnoticed as we won the Euros.”

Italy, however, still have to earn a spot in the World Cup 2022, as they have the same point as Switzerland in Group C, but they have a better difference in goal.

Italy will lock horns with Swiss on Friday before facing Northern Ireland the next Monday.

source: SportMob

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