Bayern Munich and Poland striker, Robert Lewandowski has responded to his  2021 Ballon D’or loss to Lionel Messi.

 

On Monday night, November 29, Lewandowski was pipped to the Ballon d’Or by Lionel Messi while Chelsea’s Jorghino came third, and Cristiano Ronaldo came a distant sixth.

 

Lewandowski lost the Ballon d’or to the Argentine Messi, who guided Argentina to their first international trophy in 28 years by winning the Copa America.

PSG forward Lionel Messi admitted that Robert Lewandowski “deserved to win the Ballon d’Or 2020” in his acceptance speech for the 2021 prize.

 

However, Lewandowski was gracious in defeat and the 33-year-old paid tribute to Messi with a post uploaded to social media.

Lewandowski tweeted: Congratulations Leo Messi and @alexiaputellas winners of the #BallonDor2021, congratulations also to all nominated players! I won Striker of the Year Award and no Player can win an individual award without strongest team and loyal fans behind him. Thank you for your support.

In another post on Instagram, late Monday night, Lewandowski wrote;

“To start, I would like to congratulate Lionel Messi, Ballon d’Or Winner,”

“I want to thank every single journalist who voted for me, and believed that my achievements were important in 2021.

“I won Striker Of The Year Award and no player can win an individual award without the strongest team and loyal fans behind him. And for me it’s no different.

“I want to thank my club Bayern Munich for the platform they’ve given me to succeed and to achieve my dreams.

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