The Liverpool center back is up for the award, with Gerard Pique knowing one or two things about ballon d’or bids,he’s being side by side with Lionel Messi for years as the GOAT has racked up the award.
This year,another likely defender tends to contend for the award. Liverpool’s Virgil Van Djik is seen to be ready to compete for the award.
After a dazzling season with both club and country,Van Djik is sure to be in the few favorite but Pique warns him his stellar season may not be enaf to win him the award.
In an in interview he said “I will always say that for me,if you have to vote for them all(talking about the nominees),you should for Messi”. He said
Continuing the interview he added,” it not easy. This is made for strikers. When they score,they are stars but when they don’t score, its a normal thing”.
He concluded saying “ for a keeper or defender its more difficult. When you do a good job,its difficult to be recognized but when you make a mistake, its everywhere “.