Messi deserves to win the Ballon d’Or, says Mane

Sadio Mane received a hard question in Liverpool’s pre-match conference for the UEFA Super Cup today.

Mane, sitting alongside his club teammate Van Dijk, was asked if he would consider Messi winning the Ballon d’Or a ‘frustration’.

After a cheeky smile, Mane said: “No. I think he deserves to win it, for sure.

“Everybody knows Messi so I don’t have to describe how good he is.”

Messi and Van Dijk and the top two favourites for the Ballon d’Or this year.