Winner of the 1994 Ballon d’Or Hristo Stoichkov expressed doubts about the fairness of presenting the Golden Boy award as the best young footballer in the world to Real Madrid and England midfielder Jude Bellingham.
“I don’t dispute Bellingham’s usefulness,” the legendary striker told Mundo Deportivo. – He is one of the most talented players in the world: a very cool, very smart footballer. For me he is a mixture of Laudrup, Kaka and Paul Pogba. The future belongs to him. He will compete with Mbappe and Holland for the next Ballon d’Or.
But I would like to know what he won in 2023 at Borussia and Real Madrid? Nothing. How much success did all these goals bring to Real Madrid? And let’s look at the Bundesliga, where Musiala’s goal actually brought Bayern the championship in the fight against Borussia Dortmund.
Let us note that Bellingham won an unconditional victory in the voting, scoring 485 out of 500 possible points.
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