Manchester United star Paul Pogba has admitted he doesn’t deserve the Ballon d’Or this year, but wants a Frenchman to win it.
Pogba is on the list of 30 nominees for the award, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and FIFA Best award winner Luka Modric among the favourites.
But after France lifted the World Cup over the summer, Pogba believes one of his international teammates should be crowned when the decision is made.
“Whether it’s Grizou (Griezmann), Kylian (Mbappe) or Raph’ (Varane), they deserve it much more than me,” Pogba told AFP, as reported by Sky Sports.
”I can not designate one. But I hope with all my heart that this is one of the three.
“One of the four also because there is NG (Kante). That’s all I hope for anyway, because there are many who deserve it. I do not put myself in.”
The list has to be cut down before the award is given out, but it is unlikely to be Pogba. Though he impressed during the World Cup, he has struggled on the club scene amid rumours of a rift with United boss Jose Mourinho.