Lionel Messi has mentioned the player he believes should succeed him as the award’s winner later this year.
In an interview with Tyc Sports earlier this week, the Argentine discussed who he believes should be the next winner of the prestigious award. Karim Benzema of Real Madrid, according to the Argentine, should win the prize for his performance in the UEFA Champions League.
I think there are no doubts, it is very clear that Benzema had a spectacular year and ended up cementing his position with the Champions League victory. He was fundamental from the Round of 16 onwards in all the games. I think there are no doubts this year.
On Saturday, May 28th, 2022, Benzema was a crucial member of the Real Madrid team who defeated Liverpool to win the competition. In the second round and quarterfinal against PSG, the Frenchman scored a hat trick, and in the first league against Chelsea, he scored a hat trick. This season, he scored 44 goals in 43 games for Real Madrid.