While Benzema cried for not winning The Best, Messi’s surprising response
The award gala that took place last Monday in the French capital, Paris, in which The Best 2022 Awards were presented, defined that for the second time in his career Lionel Messi would win the award for best player of the year. In the shortlist he competed against Kylian Mbappé, his current teammate at Paris Saint Germain, and Karim Benzema.
Lionel Messi obtained the second The Best in his career and not everyone liked the award given by FIFA to the best in history. It turns out that Karim Benzema, who was fighting for the ‘Flea’ award, shared his achievements in 2022 on social networks and caused controversy. For his part, the PSG forward was not far behind and responded categorically to the Real Madrid captain.
The ’10’ of the Argentine team had a dream 2022. He won two titles with PSG (Ligue 1 and Super Cup), won the Finalissima against Italy and settled his only pending account by winning the World Cup in Qatar. This served to be chosen by the captains and coaches of the countries associated with FIFA as the best player of the season.
The Real Madrid footballer seemed to be dissatisfied with the results after what he published. The French striker finished in third place by voter decision. This Tuesday, the captain and referent of Merengue used Instagram stories to publicize his achievements in recent times with marked anger for not having won the award.
In said story, the French striker named the Ballon d’Or he won for the 2021-2022 season, the goals and assists he made, the remembered Champions League, the Club World Cup, the League won against Barcelona, the Spanish Super Cup, among other recognitions. For all these achievements, Benzema believed that the award should have gone to him.
However, Benzema, who finished third behind Leo and Kylian Mbappé, did not like being left out after winning the 2022 Ballon d’Or and was active on social media. Through an Instagram story, the Frenchman uploaded all the achievements he achieved the previous year, including the Spanish league and the Champions League, being him the figure of the ‘merengue’ box.
Lionel Messi’s response did not take long to arrive:
Faced with the laments of the Frenchman, who just at 34 years old showed the best version of him at Real Madrid, Lionel Messi decided to put a story on his networks that was taken by Instagram users as a response to Benzema. The greatest player of all time posted a photo of himself with the World Cup and eliminated the debate on who deserved to win The Best.
Hours later, and after adding a new personal distinction to his showcases (number 77 of his professional career), the winner of The Best, Lionel Messi, also published on social networks. The man born in Rosario surprised his millions of followers by posting, on his Instagram stories, a couple of photos lifting the Qatar 2022 World Cup at the Lusail stadium.
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