‘No way that’s going to happen’ – Vinicius Jr discusses Ballon d’Or & World Cup bids from Real Madrid team-mate Benzema

The Brazil worldwide ahead expects a membership colleague to land a prestigious particular person prize in 2022, however desires a worldwide crown for himself

Vinicius Junior is completely happy to concede that Real Madrid team-mate Karim Benzema is probably going to beat him to the 2022 Ballon d’Or, however the Brazilian ahead has despatched a “no way that’s going to happen” message to a membership colleague when it comes to a battle for World Cup supremacy.

Leading lights at Santiago Bernabeu have their sights locked on extra main honours following a productive finish to the 2021-22 marketing campaign that delivered La Liga and Champions League title glory to the Spanish capital.

Benzema proved to be a talismanic presence for the Blancos after taking the captain’s armband, with 44 objectives recorded throughout all competitions, and Vinicius – who netted a match-winning effort in a European showdown with Liverpool – expects the Frenchman to land a prestigious Golden Ball.

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Vinicius is taken into account to have put himself in Ballon d’Or competition, having recorded 22 objectives and 16 assists of his personal final season, however he acknowledges that – regardless of boasting the help of fellow countryman Neymar – particular person honours are doubtless to go elsewhere this 12 months.

“I’m really happy that Neymar said that I should win the Ballon d’Or, but in my opinion Benzema deserves it more,” the 21-year-old South American mentioned whereas away on worldwide obligation.