Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti believes that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will continue to dominate world football in the next couple of years and that it will not be easy for any other players to win the Ballon d’Or.
He said that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo is far above all the others and that younger players such as Gareth Bale, Neymar and Pogba will have to wait for the pairs to retire before having a chance to win the trophy.
Carlo Ancelotti believes that the only way for another player to win the trophy at the moment is for their team to win the Champions League but it will be difficult to beat Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the Ballon d’Or.
Ancelotti believes that the rivalry between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo is a motivation for both players and that both of them want to become the best. This ensures that the both players remain at the top of their game and does not provide any opening for another player.
He believes that Ronaldo and Lionel Messi still have a few years at the top level and that it will be hard to dislodge them from where they are.
The Barcelona forward has congratulated Cristiano Ronaldo for winning the Ballon d’Or and said that Portuguese manager deserves to win the award. Lionel Messi said that he wants to focus on his own game and make sure that he helps his team win the trophy. Although he has not said anything, it is clear that he wants to win the trophy next year and that he will do anything to can in order to beat Ronaldo this time.
However, it could be difficult this time as Barcelona is currently trailing Real Madrid in La Liga and they will have some catching up to do.