Messi is the best, his snub has cost FIFA their credibility.
FIFA has lost credibility for not shortlisting Messi, says Fillipe Luis
Fillipe Luis has said FIFA omitting Lionel Messi from their top three shortlists for the FIFA Best Men’s player award has cost the organisation her credibility.
Though the Barcelona man had a below-par performance at the World Cup, his 45 goals last season made him emerge as the player with the most goals in all competitions In Europe Top 5 Leagues.
Luis believes the Argentine and Barcelona skipper should have made the top three cut, as he is the best player in the world presently.
The Atletico defender, as quoted by AS, “The award is for the best player in the world. For me, today, it’s Messi – just like in previous years.
“When he’s not there, it loses credibility.
“He does not matter, who wins the World Cup or the Champions League. He’s the best.”
Meanwhile, Luis fellow teammate at Atletico Madrid Antoine Griezman has branded the FIFA Award a shame for not including any of the French players that won the World Cup in the top three shortlist.