ANDHe French Football Director Pascal Ferron the identity of the next winner of the Ballon d’Or, which will be announced this Monday, and Karim Benzema’s favorite “Madrid knows how to organize campaigns” to direct its players towards the prize.

Florentino Pérez manages campaigns implicitly, without dragYes, everything he does is allowed,” Ferr says in an interview with Agencia EFE.

Florentino Pérez manages campaigns implicitly, without drag

Pascal Ferr

Person in charge Award-winning magazine since 1956 assures it campaigns “do not win youbut when there is a bad message or a bad gesture, they can make you lose”.

“There are very powerful machines like Real Madrid’s. Their intelligence is that they support a single player. He was Cristiano Ronaldo for years and now he is Karim Benzema. This prevents the votes from being dispersed,” he said.

There are very powerful machines like that of Real Madrid.

Pascal Ferr

“You know how this works. It’s no coincidence that the club wins the most.”Ferr points out that in the office he has occupied since 2005, there are jerseys signed by players from all walks of life.

It is no coincidence that the club earns the most.

Pascal Ferr

off the field

Ferr remembers this Reputation off the field is also a criterion when scoringhowever, he thinks that Benzema’s conviction for complicity in blackmail should not stand in the way of becoming the first Frenchman to win the award since Zinedine Zidane in 1998.

“I think this has already been taken into account by the judges, but I don’t think it’s an important element. “They voted for the eleven months of competition, not the Ballon d’Or, the Nobel Peace Prize.”

The Ballon d’Or is not the Nobel Peace Prize

Pascal Ferr

Messi’s delight

For the first time in thirty years, Argentina’s Lionel Messi, winner of seven raidsAccording to Ferr, who thinks that “the Ballon d’Or is Messi and Messi is the Ballon d’Or”, it is “a colossal event in the history of the awards”, not among the nominees.

Ballon d’Or Messi and Messi Ballon d’Or

Pascal Ferr

“It will be very difficult to hit the record”Someone who represents the Ballon d’Or well, because it combines individual and collective performance, but also a certain idea about the show and a long life”, indicates. He remembers being “extremely excited” when the last two calls to the Argentinean announced that he was the winner.

In 2019, Messi told me that he forgot the joy of winning.

Pascal Ferr

“In 2019 he told me he forgot about the joy of winning (after the last three years), She realized that she missed him. I got the impression I was talking to a kid in 2021″tells.

Cristiano’s feelings

He also recalls the feeling that Cristano Rolando had when it was announced in several editions and “He couldn’t digest staying behind his big rival”.

Cristiano couldn’t digest being behind his big rival well

Pascal Ferr

“It is a very important award for them. The Ballon d’Or is one of the few things that cannot be bought. It makes them humble in the face of such rewards, it makes children.”it adds.

Messi and Ronaldo “have been involved in one of the most intense rivalries. In the history of sports,” says Ferr, he is pleased that the Ballon d’Or has contributed to nurturing him, but thinks it will take time for a similar duel to be repeated.

The Ballon d’Or is one of the few things that cannot be bought. It makes them humble in the face of such rewards, it makes children.

Pascal Ferr

“There is a lot of talk about the rivalry between us. Mbapp and Haaland, however, both failed to win the Champions League. At Mbapp’s age, Messi already had two Ballon d’Ors. They need to start winning big trophies now if they want to set up a similar competition. “Messi and Ronaldo didn’t last that long.”

Ferr is aware of this Ballon d’Or is not without controversy “because everyone has their favourites”but when he reviews the record, he believes “there is no one to honor the award”.

Xavi and Iniesta, a scar

“I guess there’s no one left on that list. Obviously some names are missing. To me there are three, the Polish Robert Lewandowski and the Spaniards Xavi Hernndez and Andrs Iniesta.”

Obviously some names are missing. I think there are three, Pole Robert Lewandowski and Spaniards Xavi Hernndez and Andrs Iniesta

Pascal Ferr

“For me it’s a big wound, because (Xavi and Iniesta) are the two players I placed very high. and football embodied by the Ballon d’Or but they had Messi in front of them in 2010 and I think they paid that the votes were distributed among many names in the Spanish electionwhatever gets their support,” he recalls.

You know that for many ral gonzlez Another one of those not in Palmars, but he believes “one step down” and remember that he never won the World Cup.

Open LewandowskiFerr is also upset that Pole did not win in 2020, where he is the big favourite, but France Football has decided not to hand him over due to the pandemic. “We did it out of a desire to be fairnot all championships had stopped. Robert keeps telling me if I regret it, but I think we did the right thing.”Die.

We tell the winner not to tell his wife or kids

Pascal Ferr

His phone hasn’t stopped ringing for several days. “Representatives, clubs, players… they want to know if they’re winning, it’s inevitable”.

The winner of 2022 already knows that he will clinch the gold trophy next Monday. Ferr has already gone through the usual ceremony to announce it in person at his home. “We try to keep it as secret as possible. Sometimes we dress so that no one can see us coming. And We tell the winner not to tell his wife or kids.”Die.


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