Thomas Muller takes to LINKEDIN to blunt Robert Lewandowski’s ‘disappointing’ Ballon d’Or

Thomas Muller heads to LINKEDIN to call off Robert Lewandowski’s ‘disappointing’ Ballon d’Or and tells Lionel Messi his Bayern Munich team-mate ‘deserved it more’

  • Robert Lewandowski lost to Lionel Messi by just 33 points in the Ballon d’Or
  • Bayern Munich teammate Thomas Muller wrote about his outrage on LinkedIn
  • Muller told Messi Lewandowski deserved more to win the honor than he did



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Robert Lewandowski’s Bayern Munich teammate Thomas Muller has taken to LinkedIn to express his dismay at the Polish star’s astute Ballon d’Or.

Lewandowski missed Lionel Messi by just 33 points on Monday night, despite many believing the Munich attacker had enjoyed the superior year in 2021.

And now Muller has had his say about the outcome: ‘From a Bavarian, Polish and also German point of view, the awarding of the Ballon d’Or was definitely a disappointment. For some, even a little more.

Thomas Muller wrote about his disappointment with Robert Lewandowski Ballon d'Or snub

Thomas Muller wrote about his disappointment with Robert Lewandowski Ballon d’Or snub

“While I’ve been in the business for a while and so wasn’t really surprised by the outcome (it was comparable to Franck Ribery in 2013), the whole thing has shaped or solidified a thought in my mind: we have great players in the Bundesliga and don’t have to hide.

‘However, further international success is required for global recognition. This is also a huge motivation for me to risk everything to bring the Champions League back to Munich and show the football world what is going on. And especially what German football has to offer.

“We have the next chance for that next Wednesday in the Champions League match against FC Barcelona. Let’s tackle it!

PS: With Lionel Messi, the election was probably the best individualistic football ever. So congratulations Lionel on winning the Ballon d’Or, even though I think Robert Lewandowski deserved more this time around.”

In his acceptance speech on Monday, Messi paid tribute to the Bayern Munich star – who won the striker of the year – and said he deserved to win the demolished 2020 Ballon d’Or.

On Monday, Messi said Lewandowski would have been a worthy winner of the 2020 title

On Monday, Messi said Lewandowski would have been a worthy winner of the 2020 title

On Monday, Messi said Lewandowski would have been a worthy winner of the 2020 title

Lewandowski won 'Striker of the Year' but missed out on the night's top prize

Lewandowski won 'Striker of the Year' but missed out on the night's top prize

Lewandowski won ‘Striker of the Year’ but missed out on the night’s top prize

“Robert, you deserve your Ballon d’Or,” Messi said. ‘Last year everyone agreed that you were the big winner of this award.

“Hopefully France Football will give you the Ballon d’Or 2020. We all think you deserve it and I hope you can have it.”

Lewandowski was merciful in the defeat, saying on Twitter: “Congratulations Leo Messi.

Congratulations to all nominated players! I have won the Striker of the Year Award and no player can win an individual award without the strongest team and loyal fans behind him. Thank you for your support.’

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