Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has deemed Lionel Messi worthy of the Ballon d'Or, but at the same time, Erling Haaland also deserves to win the Ballon d'Or.
The Ballon d'Or awards ceremony will be held on Monday in the French capital, Paris, and according to the media, Messi clinched the title in his favor by a majority of votes, beating Haaland, who was named the best player in Europe.
Guardiola, when asked who deserves the Ballon d'Or, replied: "If Messi wins it will be fair because of the World Cup."
"If Haaland wins it, it will also be fair after the great season he played."
"I think they have to give two awards this year, the duo deserve to win the Ballon d'Or."