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Mendes says Barcelona star Messi winning Ballon d'Or an 'injustice'

Super agent Jorge Mendes has hit out at Barcelona star Lionel Messi being awarded this year's Ballon d'Or.

Mendes, who is the agent of Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo, says it wasn't the correct decision to award the prize to Messi.

“Cristiano is the best player in world football. Before him Portugal won nothing, and with him they've won the European Championship and the UEFA Nations League.

“He transformed world football. when you speak of Portugal, you speak of a small country, but he's changed that.

“Next year I think he will reach 110 goals for Portugal and I believe he will win the Ballon d'Or.

“For me it was an injustice that Messi won. Ronaldo also won the UEFA Nations League. But life is like that.

“I think that if he was still at Real Madrid, he would've won.

“He's a champion, and he knows what to do in order to win it in 2020."

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