Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez has become the latest high-profile footballer to pick his 2021 Ballon d’Or candidate.
The former Barcelona star, who joined Atletico last season after a glittering career with the Catalan giants, made himself available to pick a Ballon d’Or favourite.
According to Suarez, his former Barca teammate Lionel Messi is the man for the 2021 Ballon d’Or. Suarez feels that Messi just hardly has any peers in terms of individual quality.
“I think Leo deserves to be the Ballon d’Or because he has had a spectacular year on a personal level despite only winning the Copa del Rey with Barcelona,” the Uruguayan said via Republic World.
“What he performed on a personal level being the top scorer and top assistant in La Liga, obtaining the Copa América being also the top scorer and top assistant makes him even bigger to have it.
“Because in the Ballon d’Or, you should not only look at what one has done in the year but also you have to see what he is like as a player, seeing what he does year after year. I think he has no rival,” the former Liverpool star concluded.
Meanwhile, Messi is preparing to take on Lille in Ligue 1 this coming Friday in Paris.