Ronaldo deserved to win 2018 Ballon d’Or – Allegri
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has said Cristiano Ronaldo deserved to win the 2018 Ballon d’Or which he lost to former teammate and Croatian international, Luka Modric, on Monday night.
The 33-year-old and Modric helped Real Madrid win a third straight Champions League in 2018, while the midfielder also guided Croatia to a World Cup final.
The Juventus boss believes Ronaldo would have been a deserved winner of a record sixth Ballon d’Or, but said missing out could motivate the Portugal international to work hard this term. “I think he deserved to win the Ballon d’Or for what he did with Real Madrid, winning the Champions League,” he told newsmen on Tuesday. “At the World Cup with Portugal honestly he couldn’t go any further [than the round of 16]. Therefore, I mean, he deserved it. “But I think that this can be a motivation to do even better this season and win the next Ballon d’Or with Juventus.” Six Junevtus players had won the prestigious award, with Pavel Nedved’s win in 2003 being the most recent.
Ronaldo has scored 11 goals in 18 games since arriving at Juve in July. •••
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Modric who was closely followed by Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann respectively, won the Ballon d’or after he played an integral role in Real Madrid winning a fourth champions league title in five years and he captained Croatia to their first ever World Cup final in Russia.