Messi consoles Mohamed Salah in losing the Golden Ball and expects the Egyptian star to win the award soon.. (Video)

The player of the Paris Saint-Germain team, Argentine Lionel Messi, expected Mohamed Salah to win the Golden Ball award in the coming years, pointing to the Egyptian star performing wonderful performances with his Liverpool team and with the Egyptian national team.

Messi spoke about Mohamed Salah and Lewandowski after winning the Ballon d'Or, and said in a press statement: "Mohamed Salah and Lewandowski are performing at a good level and can achieve the award in the next time."

In another interview with the Egyptian channel "On Time Sport", Messi said: "Mohamed Salah is a wonderful player, and he presents an extraordinary level with Liverpool club and his country."

It is noteworthy that Lionel Messi won the award for the best player in the world for the seventh time in his history, and Lewandowski came in second place, while Salah was in seventh place.

But the Egyptian star, Mohamed Salah, made up for his absence from the Golden Ball award by winning the Golden Foot Award 2021, outperforming many world stars.

Maggie Sadek, the wife of Mohamed Salah, received the award at the ceremony that was held yesterday, one hour after the end of the Golden Ball award ceremony.

Salah became the first Arab player to win the award, and the third African player to receive it after Samuel Eto'o and Didier Drogba.

Since 2003, the French Principality of Monaco has presented the Golden Foot Award to outstanding players at the collective and individual levels, who are known for their brilliance in other matters far from football.

One of the conditions for winning the award is that the player must be over 28 years old, and it is not awarded to any player except once in its history.

The last award winner was Cristiano Ronaldo, the Manchester United star and Real Madrid legend when he was a Juventus player last year.

For his part, retired Egyptian star Ahmed Hossam Mido confirmed that Mohamed Salah's presence in seventh place in the ranking of the Golden Ball award winners is a great injustice.

Mido advised Salah to move to Paris Saint-Germain if he wanted to win the Ballon d'Or;

This is justified by the fact that Nasser Khelifi, president of the French club, is the most powerful man in football today.

He added on the Al-Remontada program: "Winning the balloon is a role that does not depend on technical matters or tournaments only, but there are other dimensions such as marketing aspects."

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