Blaise Matuidi: Cristiano Ronaldo should win the Ballon d’Or

Cristiano Ronaldo
MILAN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 11: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus FC looks on during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Juventus at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on November 11, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo was recently nominated for the Ballon d’Or award and his Juventus teammate Blaise Matuidi feels the Portuguese star deserved to win again.

If Ronaldo wins again, it will be his sixth winning of the Ballon d’Or so far. Having already won the award for the past two years, a record he shares with Argentina’s Lionel Messi who is also on the nomination list.

Ronaldo before joining Juventus in July led Real Madrid to a third straight Champions League crown earlier this year.

“Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win it,” Matuidi told Sky Sport Italia via FourFourTwo.

VALENCIA, SPAIN - APRIL 03: Gareth Bale of Real Madrid sits on the bench prior to the La Liga match between Valencia CF and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Mestalla on April 03, 2019 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Valdano doesn’t believe Bale will stay with Madrid

The Wales international is rumored to be moving out of Real Madrid in the summer, as the team doesn't seem to find a place for him.

“He always wants to win and that makes the difference.”

Also, Matuidi is at home with their club’s performance so far this season in Europe, but he is not happy with their surprising lost to Manchester United earlier this month.

“In Champions League we are doing well,” he said.

“We had some good matches and we only stopped against Manchester United because we didn’t score as many goals as we should.”

Juventus is moving into Champions League knock-out round with eight points clear atop the Serie A.

The Serie A champions will be out next on a trip to Fiorentina on Saturday.