Aguero denies criticising Messi for next year Ballon d'Or

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 15/05/2019

Manchester City striker has denied the report saying Barcelona forward Lionel Messi does not deserve to win the next Ballon d’Or.

The Argentine forward believes that the winner should come from a player featuring in the Champions League final, according to the quotes attributed to Aguero.

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The question put forward to me was whether I should win the award myself this year. My reply was that I should have reached the CL finals if I wished to deserve it. Couldn't be clearer, and there shouldn't have been room for misinterpretation.

— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) May 14, 2019

"I don't like to speak out and clarify things but when words have been attributed to me that I never said, I have to," Aguero tweeted.

"Just so it's clear, and I've always said this, but as long as Messi continues to play, he deserves the Ballon d'Or."