'True' Sportsman Robert Lewandowski Backs Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema to Win Ballon d’Or

'True' Sportsman Robert Lewandowski Backs Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema to Win Ballon d’Or

  • FC Barcelona's red-hot striker Robert Lewandowski has backed Karim Benzema to win the 2022 Ballon d'Or award
  • Lewandowski will count himself unlucky after the 2020 edition of the Ballon d'Or awards was cancelled due to the emergence of the global pandemic, coronavirus
  • He recently bagged a brace in Barcelona's thrilling 3-3 draw with Inter Milan to keep the slim hopes of the club in qualifying to the Champions League last 16 alive

Robert Lewandowski has thrown his weight behind Karim Benzema to clinch this year's Ballon d'Or award slated for Monday, October 17.

Lewandowski, unfortunately, missed out on the coveted individual diadem in 2020 after the Ballon d’Or ceremony was cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The former Bayern Munich goal poacher registered a staggering 58 goals and 10 assists in all competitions during that season and was the overwhelming favourite to be crowned as the best player in the world.

Karim Benzema, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski has tipped Karim Benzema to win this year's Ballon d'Or award. Photo credit: @FCBarcelona @francefootball @realmadriden
Source: Twitter

Fast forward, Madrid captain Karim Benzema looks set to annex the 2022 Ballon d’Or, and when the 33-year-old was quizzed about the impending ceremony he made a light-hearted joke before backing his rival.

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“Benzema is probably one of the favourites to win the Ballon d’Or, if they don’t cancel it, then probably, he will win it, yes”, he said, as per Movistar’s official Tik Tok account, quoted by Barca Universal.

Lewandowski has taken to life in La Liga like a duck to water after trading Bayern Munich to FC Barcelona, scoring an eyewatering 14 goals in 12 games across all competitions.

When will the awards be held?

This year's Ballon d'Or ceremony will take place at the Theatre du Chatelet, Paris on Monday, October 17.

Lewandowski blames defenders for Barca draw

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Barcelona’s hopes of reaching the UEFA Champions League round of 16 suffered a huge dent - and Robert Lewandowski is not happy about it.

The 33-year-old forward’s brace was not enough to secure all 3 points against Inter Milan, as the Catalans played a 3-3 draw against the Serie A giants at Camp Nou.

Lewandowski has now blamed Barcelona’s poor defending for the result. He believes they could have done better at preventing Inter Milan from scoring, Football Espana reports.

Source: SportsBrief.com