Only five days remain for the world to know who will be the next Ballon dâ€™Or winner. Due to his amazing performance last season, Cristiano Ronaldo has become the hot favourite to win the award.
Barcelonaâ€™s Argentine Superstar Lionel Messi, Spainâ€™s Euro 2008 winning captain Iker Casillas and striker Fernando Torres also all vie for the honour.
However, Liverpoolâ€™s number 9 fully believes that Ronaldo is the right man for the price.
“No-one can rival him,” the Spaniard told France Football a week ago. “He is in a class of his own. I have never seen a comparable player.”
“What he did last season is incredible,â€ Torres continued. â€œNo-one won this year what he’s won: UEFA Champions League, Premier League and Golden Boot,” he added.
El Nino had a wonderful season with Manchester Unitedâ€™s archrivals Liverpool; He bagged 33 goals in the entire season and finished second best with 24 goals in the Premier Leagueâ€™s Top Scorers Chart.
But Torres seems far from feeling any kind of jealousy or dissatisfaction should he not win both the Ballon dâ€™Or and the Fifa Player of the Year awards.
“For me he is the best player in the world,” Torres explained, talking about Ronaldo. “A machine. Incomparable,â€ he concluded.
Torres is not the only one to think that Ronaldo is undoubtedly the right candidate for the prestigious award.
Manchester Unitedâ€™s boss Sir Alex Ferguson also expressed himself on this issue two nights ago, after his sideâ€™s game away to Villareal.
“If Ronaldo doesn’t win the Ballon D’Or this season I will quit as manager,” Fergie said to SKY Italia with a smile.
What a harsh threat to the voters from the 66 year old coach! The reality is that Ferguson â€“ who hasnâ€™t decided himself yet to quit his managerial career in football â€“ is not ready either to see someone else than his beloved Ronaldo grabbing the Ballon dâ€™Or into his hands.
Written by: Angela Asante