Xavi Hernandez, manager of FC Barcelona, speaking of Lionel Messi said that he & ldquo; deserved the Ballon d'Or & rdquo; and a record seventh win & ldquo; absolutely fair & rdquo; deserved by the Argentine.
Messi's rivals for this award were FC Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho from Chelsea FC.
Xavi called Messi the “ best footballer of all time ''.
& ldquo; You might think that Lewandowski also earned the Ballon d'Or, but it's the same talk every year. At the moment of truth, an envelope is opened and & hellip; the name of Messi sounds. Everything is fair & rdquo ;.