Both are frontrunners to win the award after impressive seasons. Both of them won the world’s biggest championship in football.
Haaland led City to a treble last season. While Pep Guardiola’s side won the FA Cup, Premier League and Champions League UFABET
Messi, on the other hand, led Argentina to the World Cup title in December. This is his third honor on behalf of the national team after defeating France in a penalty shootout.
Speaking to France Football, Haaland revealed that. He believes he has a chance to challenge Messi for the Ballon d’Or.
When asked if he considers himself the best striker in the world. Haaland said: “In my mind… it all depends on what kind of striker we mean. It’s a trick question.”
“I’m definitely in it. Am I the best? Maybe.”
The Norway striker went on to say that he believes he has a chance of winning the Ballon d’Or this year. But still able to develop yourself further as well.
“I know I can still improve. I’m still young, but yes, I believe I have a chance this year.”
Haaland has started the season in good form with Manchester City once again, winning every game as they sit top of the Premier League.
The striker concluded by telling France Football how he wishes to be remembered in football.
“I want people to remember me as a special player for the way I played. This is what I try to do every week. Show something special.”
Haaland is keen to win the Ballon d’Or this year. But must face fierce competition from Messi and Kylian Mbappe.