‘3rd best team in 2021-22?’: Toni Kroos left stunned after Real Madrid missed out on the Ballon d’Or Club of the Year award for Manchester City despite winning the Champions League and LaLiga last season
- Toni Kroos is frustrated that Real Madrid is missing out on the Ballon d’Or
- Real Madrid finished in third place in the Ballon d’Or club of the year award
- Manchester City won the award and Liverpool finished second to Real
Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has expressed his dismay after his team missed out on the Ballon d’Or award for club of the year.
Despite a fantastic season in which they won the Champions League and the LaLiga title, Real missed out on honoring Manchester City.
Liverpool finished second despite Real Madrid beating Jurgen Klopp’s side in the Champions League final.
Toni Kroos was stunned after Manchester City won the Ballon d’Or club of the year award
Real also defeated City in the semi-finals of the competition, with Kroos disappointed with the results of the award ceremony.
Kroos tweeted: ‘3rd best team in 2021/22 – happy Real Madrid?’.
City were crowned champions of the Premier League last season, while they were eliminated in the Champions League and FA Cup semi-finals and were eliminated in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.
Liverpool, meanwhile, finished second in the league and second in the Champions League, but they enjoyed glory in the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup.
Kroos (right) was part of the Real team that won the Champions League and LaLiga last season
Liverpool, who won the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup last season, finished second in the league’s best club awards
Real not only won the Champions League and LaLiga, but also won the Supercopa de Espana. They went out in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey.
Despite no collective glory being achieved at the ceremony, there were plenty of other reasons for Real to celebrate at the ceremony, most notably Karim Benzema winning the Ballon d’Or for the first time.
Thibaut Courtois won the Yashin prize for best goalkeeper and also finished in the top ten of the general classification, along with Vinicius Junior and Luka Modric.