Rivaldo ex-squad considers that the Golden Ball has gone to the wrong hands. And, according to its criteria, the winner should have been Cristiano Ronaldo and not Luka Modric.
Rivaldo, the current Betfair betting house ambassador, highlighted the merits of the Croatian player, commenting that "he has made a great year winning the Champions League and helping Croatia to reach the World Cup finals" – but he said that he " Christian would have voted. "
"It's more," says ex-footballer, "Ronaldo and Messi have had a solid performance and have been decisive in their clubs. There are no reasons for this change in trend."
Rivaldo also spoke about the absence of the Portuguese striker in the Gold Ball presentation gala. And, somehow, he justifies it. "Ronaldo's absence is motivated by a sense of injustice. His expectations have not been fulfilled after a season with so many successes."