The ex-England and Newcastle United manager, who was named European Footballer of the Year in 1978 and 1979 while in Germany, explained that he feels this year it's hard to look beyond the Barcelona and Real Madrid talismans. “Everyone wants you to say: 'who do you think is best?'," he told www.sc.qa. “But I always say: 'Just think how lucky we are to have two players like this'.
However, if their seven-year streak of scooping the top individual prize in football does come to an end, he doesn't think the sought-after trophy will go far, tipping Barcelona pair Luis Suarez and Neymar as the only two in touching-distance. “I would like to see someone else win it, but I think Messi – it's his turn. [He and Ronaldo] keep swapping it, 'you have it one year and I'll have it the next'.
“It stays in Spain for sure as if Suarez or Neymar win it, they are the only four I can think who can honestly pick up the Ballon d'Or this year.”
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