Bayern Munich hitman, Robert Lewandowski has opened up on being snubbed by Argentina icon, Lionel Messi in the The Best FIFA award voting by stating, "I didn't do anything wrong that he can be mad at me".
Lewandowski was named as the Best FIFA's Men Player of the Year for the second successive year on Monday night, beating the likes of Messi and Mohamed Salah to the honour. The Poland superstar won the award despite not receiving a vote from the Argentinian after the voting system was revealed.
The 33-year-old admitted that he was surprised at not making Messi's final three when it came to votes, while opening up on the contrast between Messi's comments at the Ballon d'Or ceremony and his voting choices for The Best prize.
"Those were very nice words from him. Now regarding his choice: the question has to be asked of him. I didn't do anything wrong that he can be mad at me - except sporting things.Privately, I hope everything was okay. That was his choice, I have to respect that. I don't have to say anything negative or be mad," he said on the subject.
Lewandowski for his part included Messi's name in his final three, but went for Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho as his preferred winner as he believes that the Italian was deserving of the honour after winning the 2020 European Championship and the Champions League.