Cristiano Ronaldo was the great absentee during the Golden Ball gala. The Portuguese player, who won third place, did not attend the gala in which Messi broke the tie between them for another date. Cristiano went to the Grand Gala of Calcio, a party that rewards the best players in Serie A.
There, the Juventus player won the 'best striker' award. When he took the stage, Cristiano's words were as follows: "It is a pride to be the best player in Serie A. I thank my colleagues and everyone who voted for me. Now I will work to repeat and be here next year. "
Messi's speech differed from Cristiano's. In his thank you speech he had melancholic notes, evoking the proximity of the end of his career as a footballer.
"I am aware of how old I am and these moments are much more enjoyable because the moment of withdrawal is approaching and it is difficult. At the moment it seems that time flies and everything happens very fast", said.