‘Was he really a rival?’ – Van Dijk teases Ronaldo absence for Ballon d’Or

Virgil van Dijk makes a surprise claim over Ronaldo’s absence in Ballon d’Or ceremony.

Ronaldo, in fact, won’t be present at the gala in Paris as he will attend the Gran Gala del Calcio in Milan instead.

In other words, he most likely won’t win. In an interview on the red carpet, the Liverpool man teased Ronaldo about the award.

When asked ‘Cristiano won’t be here, so that’s already one 1 rival less’, Van Dijk said ‘was he really a rival?’