Patrice Evra goes from criticising Leo Messi to predicting he’ll win another Ballon d’Or

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BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 06: Lionel Messi of Barcelona goes past Patrice Evra of Juventus during the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and FC Barcelona at Olympiastadion on June 6, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

This Monday, November 29, we will find the winner of the 2021 Ballon d’Or award, with Lionel Messi, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Robert Lewandowski among the favorites.

Patrice Evra, however, had previously said he would not be impressed if Lionel Messi won the title for the 7th time in his career.

“In my opinion, this Ballon d’Or belongs to N’Golo Kante or Jorginho … I’m sick of giving it to Lionel Messi,” Evra told ESPN last month.

“What did he win last year? All right, Copa America [and Argentina]. With Barcelona, ​​what did you do?”

This Sunday, however, Patrice Evra took to social media to reveal that he believed Lionel Messi had won this year’s award.

“Congratulations to Lionel Messi on winning another Ballon d’Or award,” the Frenchman wrote on his Instagram account, perhaps a small tongue on his cheek.

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