The former Portugal national team manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has claimed that he feels that the Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo is extremely upset at not lifting the FIFA Ballon d’Or award this season.
The Portuguese international has been pipped to this award in the last four seasons by the Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, who has also set a new record of winning the incredibly popular personal accolade four times in a row. Ronaldo was last successful in this award back in 2008 when he was a Manchester United player. Since the £ 80 million move to Real Madrid, he has tasted success in terms of both personal and team accolades.
Scolari was the manager of the Portuguese national team when Ronaldo blossomed into one of the best players in the world. Ronaldo managed to help Real Madrid win the Spanish la Liga title last season, while also scoring more than 50 goals in all competitions for the Spanish club. He was hoping that this record would help him win the title of being the best player in the world because Messi had not won any major title last season. However, the 91 goals scored by Messi in the last calendar year has helped him lift the title.
"Ronaldo is the complete professional and should have won this award three times. He has an incredible will to win. It defines Ronaldo. He never wants to be second. He always fights to be first. Cristiano I would vote for, I worked with him and I know all about him and how he has evolved. I don't know much about Messi, though watching the game, his style favours the awards. Mourinho, yes, because he is a coach who does very good work consecutive," said Scolari. Scolari recently took over as the manager of the Brazilian national team.