Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has commented on the possibility of Virgil van Dijk winning the Ballon d’Or award this season. The Dutchman recently pipped Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to win the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award.
Van Dijk joined Liverpool from Southampton in a record £75m deal in 2018 and has gone on to establish himself as an integral part of the setup. He helped the Mwrseysiders win their sixth European title last season and is in the running for the Ballon d’Or.
Speaking about the Dutchman, Ramos said,
“Van Dijk is a great centre back, he’s played a very, very good season and if he’s still there it’s because he deserves it,” Ramos is quoted by the Metro.
“We always talk about the Ballon d’Or… Cris [Cristiano Ronaldo] and [Lionel] Messi.”
“The fact that the chances are wider now for players other than forwards makes me happy.”
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo dominated the Ballon d’Or gala for a decade before Luka Modric became the first person to break their streak in 2018.