Angel Di Maria has deed backmost astatine Lothar Matthaus aft he discredited Lionel Messi's Ballon d'Or win, brazenly telling nan Germany fable to 'go outcry location else'.
Matthaus was disapproving to spot that Messi had won his eighth Ballon d'Or, calling it a 'farce' that nan World Cup victor took location nan plaudits.
He believes that nan deserving victor is Erling Haaland after his 52-goal spree fired Manchester City to a Treble.
'Haaland has done amended than Messi for nan full year,' he told Sky Germany.
'It's undeserved that Messi won. But that shows that a World Cup counts much than thing else.
Angel Di Maria leaped to nan defence of Lionel Messi aft Lothar Matthaus criticised his Ballon d'Or victory
Matthaus said that Messi's triumph was a 'farce' and that Erling Haaland should person won
'Go outcry location else', Di Maria replied nether a station astir nan taxable connected Instagram
'For me, Haaland is nan champion subordinate of nan past 12 months. He won awesome titles pinch Manchester City and collapsed goalscoring records successful nan process. For me, location is nary measurement astir Haaland. The prime is simply a farce, moreover though I americium a Messi fan.'
His comments drew disapproval from Messi's chap Argentina prima Di Maria, who commented nether a post: 'Go outcry location else' pinch a laughing emoji to boot.
Matthaus is simply a Ballon d'Or victor himself, having scooped up nan honour successful 1990 aft winning nan World Cup pinch Germany.
He was besides included successful nan Ballon d'Or Dream Team successful 2020, composed of nan champion players ever to triumph nan award.
His backing for Haaland is understandable aft nan Norwegian scored 52 goals successful each competitions for Manchester City, nevertheless Messi still reached precocious capacity levels.
The Argentine masterminded Argentina's World Cup last triumph successful Qatar, scoring 2 against France successful a historical lucifer and netting successful nan punishment shootout.
He besides scored 21 goals and recorded 20 assists for PSG successful each competitions and they won Ligue 1 earlier his transportation to Inter Miami.
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