Tue 27 December 2022 | 14:47

Lewandowski admits Lionel Messi is the favorite for the Ballon d'Or

Leading Argentina to win the 2022 World Cup in the back of the Copa America, Robert Lewandowski believes the Argentine striker is in the pole position to win the 2023 Ballon d’Or award.

Lionel Messi


scored twice to help Argentina win the World Cup as he was awarded the tournament’s Golden Ball, scoring seven goals.

Robert Lewandowski

, who joined Barcelona in the summer, believes the Blaugrana icon is the favorite to win next year’s Ballon d’Or.

The Poland international told

Mundo Deportivo


"There is maybe one more player who plays for the same club [Kylian Mbappe] but there is only one World Cup that decides who is going to win it this season and Leo is now in the top position for sure because of what he has achieved which means everything to him. He now can enjoy it.”

The Argentine has been linked with a return to


next summer as Lewandowski couldn't hide his excitement to play next to the 6-time Ballon d'Or winner. He added: "

It's not up to me. Of course, we see that now he plays more like a 'playmaker', perhaps he scores fewer goals and gives more passes to his teammates although he continues to score them. But compared to other times, he is now the footballer that any striker would dream of playing alongside him."



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source: Mundo Deportivo

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