Luis Suarez, the Barcelona and Uruguay legend, has made a U-turn on his choice of who wins the 2021 ballon d’Or.
Suarez, who had back in October tipped former Barcelona teammate, Lionel Messi for the award, saying, “Because in the Ballon d’Or you should not only look at what one has done in the year, but also you have to see what he is like as a player, seeing what he does year after year. I think he has no rival,” now claims he will give Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski his own Ballon d’Or trophy should the Polish striker not win this year’s prize.
Lewandowski appears among the favourites to win the ballon d’Or later this month following another stunning 12 months of action for both club and country.
The Polish netted 55 times in 47 appearances for Bayern Munich during the 2019-20 season and scored another 48 in 40 last season
He was the 2020 FIFA Best Men’s Player and was hoping to add the ballon d’Or before the COVID-19 pandemic struck.
This year, Lionel Messi, Jorginho and Cristiano Ronaldo are among the other top names lined up for the award.
But Suarez, Messi’s friend and former teammate at Barcelona thinks Lewandowski should be crowned.
Suarez told Carrusel Deportivo as per EuroSport: “Give Lewandowski the Ballon d’Or, damn it! If not, I’ll give you mine!”