Ballon d’Or 2022: Paul Merson names player that deserves to win award
Arsenal legend, Paul Merson, has named Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema, as the player who should win the Ballon d’Or this year.
Merson believes Benzema has taken Real Madrid forward this season, adding that the 34-year-old currently deserves to win the 2022 Ballon d’Or ahead of Liverpool stars Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
Benzema has been impressive for Real Madrid, scoring 43 goals in all competitions for the LaLiga champions this season.
The France international guided Carlo Ancelotti’s men to win the La Liga title this season.
His goal against Manchester City sent Real Madrid to the Champions League final, where they will face Liverpool on Saturday night in Paris.
Benzema is also presently the Champions League top scorer this season with 15 goals so far.
“The race for the 2022 Ballon d’Or is another intriguing subplot to the UEFA Champions League final in Paris, with Karim Benzema, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah all set to feature in the game,” Merson was quoted by Sportskeeda.
If I had to pick one, I would go with the Real Madrid man, as he’s scored goals out of absolutely nothing this season.
“The goal against Manchester City wasn’t even half a chance, but he gave the goalkeeper no chance." When it comes to his penalty, who attempts a Panenka in a UEFA Champions League semi-final when the odds are stacked up against you?
Real Madrid rely on Benzema a lot more than Liverpool rely on Salah, so I think he should get his hands on the prized accolade as things stand. Of course, the outcome of the [Champions League] final will have a huge say in this debate, but this is what I believe at this point in time. ”
Ballon d’Or 2022: He’s not Messi or Ronaldo – Klopp speaks on Mane winning award
Because he is not Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has indicated that Sadio Mane may need to win the Champions League if he is to win the Ballon d'Or in 2022.Klopp remarked this after Mane scored a hat trick in Liverpool's 2-0 win over Villarreal in the Champions League semi-final first leg at Anfield on Wednesday night.Mane has been on fire for Liverpool in recent weeks, and his form has made a difference as Liverpool continues to c...
Messi the best player of all time can win 7th Ballon d'Or In England - Rooney
The erstwhile Manchester United player, Wayne Rooney, has predicted that the embattled Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi could win a seventh Ballon d’Or if he eventually joins Manchester City or the Red Devils this summer.It is to be noted that Messi’s future at Barcelona is uncertain after the 33-year-old surprised Barca board on Tuesday night when he asked for his contract, which has one year still to run, to be terminated under an end-of-season release clause.The A...
EPL: Paul Merson suggests who should win Player of the Season
According to Arsenal veteran Paul Merson, Liverpool's Mohamed Salah will win the Premier League Player of the Season, ahead of Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne.On Friday, Salah and De Bruyne were among the eight nominees for the Player of the Season accolade.But, while Merson believes Salah is deserving of the trophy, he also believes De Bruyne has a chance to catch Salah late in the game."Kevin De Bruyne is a late contender for footballer of the year." But, in my...
Download Naijacrawl App today
Fastest way to read on the go
Download the Naijacrawl App.