Absence from The Best awards is disrespectful – Capello slams Ronaldo, Messi
Capello hits out at Messi and Ronaldo
Former England manager Fabio Capello has slammed Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for their failure to attend the Best FIFA Football Awards.
Luka Modric, yesterday became the first player in 10 years to win the award that has been shared five times each among Messi and Ronaldo.
While Ronaldo, was able to make the top three, Messi for the first time could not find a spot in the top three – the first time since 2006.
Reacting to an act Capello branded disrespectfully, the former Real Madrid and Juventus coach said, “Ronaldo and Messi’s absence is disrespectful to their fellow players, to FIFA, and to the football world.
“Maybe they’ve won too much and have a great dislike of losing.
“In life, you have to know how to win and lose.”