The Real Madrid star revealed the reason for voting for Lionel Messi, a Paris Saint-Germain player, at the expense of his teammate Karim Benzema in the 2022 FIFA World Player of the Year award awarded by FIFA.
Lionel Messi has received the award after what he has presented in recent times, most notably winning the 2022 world title for the first time in his history as part of the national tango team.
Leo competed for the award with the duo, Karim Benzema, the meringue player, and Kylian Mbappe, the Paris Saint-Germain player.
French star Kylian Mbappé came in second in the top 10 while Karim Benzema came in third.
Real Madrid star reveals why he voted for Messi and not Benzema!
David Alaba said about the selection of Messi as Benzema’s replacement in the best player voting: “Regarding the FIFA Best award, the Austrian team is voting for this award as a team, not me alone. Everyone on the team can vote, and that’s how it’s determined.
And he continued: “Everyone knows, especially Karim, how much I admire him and his game, and I often said that for me he is the best striker in the world, and this is still the case, without a doubt.
And fans of the Spanish team launched a hashtag on Twitter calling for the departure of the team’s star David Alaba, voting for Lionel Messi at the expense of Karim Benzema.
Alaba voted as follows:
1- Lionel Messi.
2- Karim Benzema.
3- Kylian Mbappe.