April 13, 2024

Dugarry tackles Deschamps

Does Kylian Mbappé deserve the Ballon d’Or 2023? Christophe Dugarry is simply fed up with this question, as the ceremony organized by the L’Equipe group on October 30 in Paris is likely to crown Lionel Messi for the 8th time in his career. Top scorer at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar last December, Les Bleus’ captain can do nothing about the adulation of Argentina’s world champion c…

Does Kylian Mbappé deserve the Ballon d’Or 2023? Christophe Dugarry is simply fed up with this question, as the ceremony organized by the L’Equipe group on October 30 in Paris is likely to crown Lionel Messi for the 8th time in his career. Top scorer at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar last December, Les Bleus’ captain can do nothing about the adulation of Argentina’s world champion captain.

It makes me laugh. You can feel it’s the ball des faux-culs. Journalists ask the question and you don’t know if they really mean it, says Duga in Rothen s’enflamme on RMC, before targeting the French coach: The question is put to Deschamps but I’m sure he doesn’t give a damn, he mustn’t offend his player. He’s already not scoring a goal at the moment, he’s not very well, he’s afraid of offending him, so he’s obliged to give an answer in between.

You see whatx who have a bit of courage

Dugarry warns, however, that he’s not just pointing the finger at La Dèche (a France 98 teammate with whom he’s had some serious differences of opinion in recent years): You see those who have a bit of courage and those who have a bit less. Don’t put me in the same category as Deschamps. I’m talking about all those who give their opinion, friends of friends, those who have an interest. There’s no real honesty in that. Nobody cares about the Ballon d’Or.

The RMC Sport columnist would not give the Ballon d’Or 2023 to Mbappé, even if he has exceptional stats, but to a player who has won titles, Messi that is, but rather to Haaland, who scored 52 goals in all competitions for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to complete a Premier League-FA Cup-Champions League treble.