Maradona: Messi did not deserve Golden Ball
Soccer icon Diego Maradona went beyond expressing his disappointment about Argentina’s defeat 1-0 in Sunday’s final against Germany, and also stated that Lionel Messi did not deserve to win the Golden Ball for his performance at the World Cup.
The Barcelona star beat the likes of Thomas Muller, Arjen Robben and James Rodriguez to the prestigious individual award after scoring four goals in seven performances at this summer’s tournament and guiding his team to the final.
“I would give him heaven if possible,” Maradona said during his show on Telesur. “But it’s not right when someone wins something that he shouldn’t have won just because of some marketing plan.”
Maradona emphasized that the award should have been for the Colombian player James Rodriguez, who instead won the Golden Boot award as the top scorer in the tournament with six goals.
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