Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have dominated the last decade when it comes to winning the Ballon d'Or. It was only once that Luka Modric had won the gong in one of these years. Modric had won the award for his efforts for Croatia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. But mostly it has been CR7 or Messi who has been picking the gong. Now, Paul Pogba has now highlighted the failure of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi while speaking about the potential winner for the Ballon d'Or award. He picked Frenchman N'Golo Kante as the worthy recipient for the gong. Cristiano Ronaldo Apparently Covers More Than 60 Meter Distance in 7 Seconds During Spain vs Portugal, Friendly 2021 Match; Netizens in Awe (Watch Video). 

Paul Pogba also highlighted the fact that neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor Lionel Messi was there in the semi-finals of the Champions League 2020-21 this year. " What I would like to say to the whole world is that the 'NG' we have seen in recent months has always been the same. I said a long time ago that it would be appropriate, if Chelsea won, for him to win the Ballon d’Or. It would be deserved, too," he said during an interview.

Talking about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's performance in the last season, both football stalwarts emerged as the top scorers of their respective league. CR7 scored 29 goals whereas, Lionel Messi has netted 30. Both the players were ruled out of the Champions League 2020-21 in the round of 16 itself. Barcelona had lost to PSG whereas, Juventus lost to Porto.

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