PSG coach, Mauricio Pochettino names his Ballon d’Or Top Three and Winner
Paris Saint-Germain coach, Mauricio Pochettino has named his Ballon d’Or top three candidates with Lionel Messi the favourite to win.
The 30-man shortlist for this year’s award was announced last Friday, with Chelsea’s Champions League-winning duo of N’Golo Kante and Jorginho, who has already won the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award.
Asked to name his winner for this year’s award, which will be revealed next month, Pochettino told El Partidazo de COPE on Wednesday night: ‘The Ballon d’Or should go to Messi without any doubt.
‘And if I didn’t coach Messi, I would still say Messi. I answer with my heart. I always say what I feel.
‘On the podium with him would have to be Lewandowski and Cristiano.’