- Lionel Messi on Monday night, November 29, beat Robert Lewandowski to win the 2021 Ballon d'Or award
- The duo of Toni Kroos and Iker Casillas have stated clearly that Lionel Messi should not have won the award
- These two superstars are of the views that Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski should have been named winner
Toni Kroos who plays as a midfielder for Spanish giants Real Madrid and club's legend Iker Casillas have frowned at Lionel Messi wining the 2021 Ballon d'Or award on Monday night.
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was the one tipped to land the prestigious award, but the organizers announced Lionel Messi as the winner claiming he has the highest votes.
Lionel Messi's seventh Ballon d'Or awards has caused lots of talks among football fans in the world with many expressing their disappointment for Robert Lewandowski not winning it.
Last term, the Polish striker netted incredible 41 goals in the Bundesliga more than Lionel Messi who was favoured by voters for winning the 2021 Copa America title.
Toni Kroos' reaction to 2021 Ballon d'Or award
''It's absolutely not deserved.
'There is no doubt that Messi, with Cristiano, has been the player of the last decade, but this year there should've been others ahead of him.'
Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas also voiced out that Lionel Messi is not the deserved winner of the 2021 Ballon d'Or award.
Iker Casillas' reaction
''It is increasingly difficult for me to believe in football awards.
''Messi is one of the best but you have to know who is the most outstanding player after the season. It's not that hard.''
Stunning breakdown of how Messi beats Lewandowski, Jorginho for 2021 Ballon d’Or finally revealed
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain on Monday night, November 29, won his seventh Ballon d'Or award in stunning fashion beating the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho.
The year 2021 has been an incredible one for the former Barcelona captain as he won the his first ever international title with Argentina following their triumph in the Copa America.
Before leaving Spanish giants Barcelona, Lionel Messi also helped the Catalans to win the Copa del Rey and finished third on the final standings of the season.
Lionel Messi did not score goals than Lewandowski who had 41 last term, but the Argentine had more assists than the Bayern Munich striker.