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Matthaus believes Chelsea midfielder Jorginho would be worthy Ballon d'Or winner

Germany great Lothar Matthaus believes Chelsea midfielder Jorginho would be a worthy Ballon d'Or winner.

As a former Bayern Munich player, Matthaus said he would like to see Robert Lewandowski win the accolade. However, he believes Jorginho also has a strong case.

"What Klopp's superstar Salah has been delivering for a few months is of course absolutely world-class," he wrote for Sky Deutschland.

"It is quite possible that this will help him a lot in his choice of world footballer. But that was not the case for the whole year.

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"In the spring, he and Liverpool had serious problems. Candidate Jorginho from Chelsea has been convincing for almost the entire last season and played a key role in winning the Champions League and the European Championship with Italy.

"He's not as spectacular as Lewandowski, whom I personally keep my fingers crossed for the most. This time, however, he lacks the international title. Messi won the Copa America with Argentina, but achieved nothing great with Barcelona.

"There are no top favourites."


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