Cannavaro: Messi should win the Ballon d’Or not Donnarumma

Sat 17 July 2021 | 11:42

Fabio Cannavaro thinks the Italy international is the best player in the country and talks about the reasons why Lionel Messi should win the Ballon d’Or.

The Italy legend grabbed the Ballon d’Or and the World Cup in the same year and notwithstanding


’s victory at Euro 2020,

Fabio Cannavaro




Lionel Messi

deserves to be the best player of the year.

He is the absolute No.1 and he was the protagonist of a great Copa America,”

Cannavaro told



Gigio Donnarumma



are considered as favorites to win the Ballon d’Or as the shot-stopper was named Player of the Tournament, whereas Jorginho was crowned Champions of Europe with Italy and Chelsea.

“I am surprised that, before the Euros, somebody thought he was an average goalkeeper. There’s nothing average in Gigio, just think of the tranquillity he has at 22. He will be the best goalkeeper for the next 10-15 years.

“I am happy Giorgio Chiellini lifted the trophy,” the former Parma and Juventus defender continued.

“He was in the stands to watch the 2006 World Cup Final and I played with him too, I really respect Giorgio.”

Cannavaro and Chiellini were team-mates in the 2005-06 season, when playing for Juventus. The Bianconeri grabbed the Serie A title, but had to be relegated to Serie B because of the Calciopoli scandal. Cannavaro made a move to Real Madrid after contributing to the World Cup.

The 47-year-old believes his former Parma team-mate Enrico Chiesa’s son Federico is going to be a better player than his father. The Juve winger met the back of the net twice at the Euros.

They are very similar, but Federico will become stronger,”

Cannavaro said.

“He has no fear to hit back during a game, even when his team is facing a difficult time. This, in my opinion, was one of the few shortcomings of his father.”

source: SportMob

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