For Michèle Platini the choice of the Ballon d’Or 2018 is one of the easiest choices to make this year: ” It has never been easier than this year to choose the Golden Ball”. he said before adding that he who deserves it is indisputably a Frenchman.
In the list of players in the short list, we find Luka Modric, Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann … etc.
A few days before the closing of the votes, it is thus very difficult to predict the name of the future winner. But for Michel Platini, the identity of the successor of “CR7” is not the slightest doubt. “It’s a Frenchman who will have it,” he announces. His name: Raphael Varane.
Invited to the program Team Duga last Tuesday on RMC Sport, the former president of UEFA was categorical:
“It has never been easier than this year” to choose the best player of the year. “There is only one player who has won a European Cup and the World Cup, it’s Varane” he dropped before continuing “Grizi” did it too, but he was content of the Europa League with Atlético de Madrid.
“There is always the Ronaldo-Messi debate, but this year there is only one who has won all this, his name is Varane,insists the former playmaker and coach of the Blues (63 years old) In addition, he is an excellent player. I would have voted for him. The results are the only objective thing. Everything else is subjective. “
“We can have opinions on Griezmann, Mbappé, Giroud, Lloris, Modric … But the only one who has won everything this year is Raphaël Varane ,” he pleads, saying that the Merengue could very well imitate a other defender. Let’s not forget that in 2006, defender Fabio Cannavaro won the Ballon d’Or. “ And that year, the Italian did not even raise the Champions League … a- he added to conclude.