Cristiano Ronaldo’s specialist, Jorge Mendes, has said it was “a treachery” that the Ballon d’Or grant was exhibited to Lionel Messi.
Messi beat Liverpool protector Virgil van Dijk and Ronaldo, to win the prize for the 6th time “The Ballon d’Or to Messi? For me it’s a bad form,” Mendes told Tuttosport at Monday’s Golden Boy Award function in Turin.
“Cristiano is the best throughout the entire existence of football. Prior to him, Portugal had not won anything, with him the  European Championship and the Nations League.
“The Ballon d’Or? Had he played at Real [Madrid] he would have won it. He has changed world football, in Portugal, at Real Madrid. It’s difficult to contrast him with anybody.”