Ancelotti to FIFA: Ronaldo deserves Ballon d’Or award

Ancelotti to FIFA: Ronaldo deserves Ballon d’Or award


Carlo Ancelottihas jokingly stated that If Cristiano Ronaldo does not win the Ballon d’Or, he will lead a sit-in protest.

For the last four years, his rival Lionel Messi has had the honour of receiving the award. The 28-year-old Portuguese international is considered among the favourites for the award after his goal scoring exploits that have seen him net 62 goals so far this calendar year.

This year, Ancelotti presumes it is now Ronaldo’s turn to receive the award. If FIFA does not grant the award to the Real player, he will protest in his hometown.

“If they don’t give it to Cristiano I’ll stage a sit-in in Reggiolo [the city of his birth in Italy]. No one deserves the prize more than him. He’s a model professional,” he told Italian broadcaster Radio 24.

He added, “If he [Ronaldo] didn’t look after every detail, his physique too, he wouldn’t be able to achieve the things he does.”

Regarding La Liga, Barca is first with Real Madrid in third position, trailing by six points. Ancelotti says there is not much of a difference between both teams. “The six-point gap will be hard to overturn, but we feel we’re at their level,” Ancelotti said.

Ancelotti spoke about his former team AC Milan, the club with whom he won two Champions League trophies regarding encountering complications this season. He presumes the team’s vice-president Adriano Galliani will not leave his position in his club.

“In terms of experience, he’s second to none. He’s the most important figure at Milan. If he left it would be a significant departure, but it won’t happen.”