Bayern Munich super striker Robert Lewandowski has taken the 2021 Ballon d’Or loss to Lionel Messi with some grace.
As Futaa reported on Monday night, Messi scooped the gong for a record seventh time.
Messi received 613 points in the voting, while Lewandowski earned 580. Lewandowski believes that winning the best striker gong is the same as winning the Ballon d’Or prize. Yes, that's how the big Pole feels.
“To start, I would like to congratulate Lionel Messi, Ballon d’Or Winner,” the Pole posted on his Instagram.
“I want to thank every single journalist who voted for me, and believed that my achievements were important in 2021.
“I won Striker Of The Year Award and no player can win an individual award without the strongest team and loyal fans behind him. And for me it’s no different,” he added.
Up next for Lewandowski is the Bundesliga derby as Bayern visit Borussia Dortmund.