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Carlo Ancelotti backs Vinicius Jr to win the Ballon d’Or ‘soon’

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti believes Vinicius Junior can win the coveted Golden Ball award, as he tips Vinicius to become the best player in the world “soon.”

The Brazilian emerged as a vital player for Los Blancos, scoring 23 goals and contributing 19 assists in all competitions last season. It’s no surprise to his manager that Vinicius has been nominated for the 2023 Ballon d’Or award.

“Yes, Vinícius will win it soon,” he told TNT Sports after being asked if he can win the Ballon d’Or.

Vinicius will likely need to wait for his chance to win the Golden Ball, as Lionel Messi is the strong favorite to secure the award for an unprecedented eighth time, particularly after leading Argentina to World Cup victory in Qatar last year.

The Brazilian may also face competition from his Madrid teammate Jude Bellingham in the coming years. Bellingham has had an exceptional start to his career at the Santiago Bernabeu, and some have even suggested that he is the best player in the world based on his current form.

Ancelotti will be hoping for Vinicius to fire on all cylinders when they face Barcelona in the first El Clasico of the season on Saturday.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.


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