Former Real Madrid boss Fabio Capello has said that Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the Ballon d’Or award.
Capello, currently in charge of the Russian national team, spoke to Onda Cero’s ‘Al Primer Toque’ programme and made it clear who he believes should lift the trophy in January.
“If anyone deserves to win the Ballon d’Or this year then it is Cristiano Ronaldo.
“What you need to take into account is the season Cristiano has had and the four goals he scored in such a vital match. That is very difficult,” declared Capello, in reference to the Portuguese almost single-handedly steering his country to next year’s World Cup finals in the play-off game with Sweden.
The Italian also went on to say that ‘Atletico Madrid could be the Borussia Dortmund of this season’s Champions League’ and that ‘without [Lionel] Messi doubts have emerged about Barcelona’.