"Madrid did not want Cristiano to win the Golden Ball: a robbery"

"The triumph of Messi? The real robbery was last year. Madrid decided that Cristiano didn't have to win it. I don't say it, it was obvious, if not this year Van Dijk would have had to win it."


Giorgio Chiellini, captain of Juventus, closed the night of the 'Grand Gala of Calcium' with a controversy over the Golden Ball. The bianconero defender, who will not return to the fields before February for his knee injury, said the Assignment of the 2018 award to Luka Modric: "Messi's triumph? The real robbery was last year," he said in Sky Sport, "Real Madrid decided that Cristiano didn't have to win it and it was weird. I don't say so, it was evident, if not this year I would have had to win Van Dijk and in 2018 Griezmann or Pogba ".

The Italian was even more blunt with his accusations: "Modric had not lived his best season, it was the year of Cristiano or someone who had won something important with France. It was a sign of Madrid: he did not want Cristiano to win because he was no longer your player. " Chiellini, on the other hand, does not criticize the result of 2019: "Everyone had a great season, it's like choosing between Nadal and Federer. It's complicated, but in Juve we are lucky to have one of them ...".



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