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'Robert Lewandowski deserved to win the 2021 Ballon d'Or award' - Lucas Hernandez

Arjun Singh Devgan
Robert Lewandowski finished second in the 2021 Ballon d'Or award standings
Robert Lewandowski finished second in the 2021 Ballon d'Or award standings / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

Bayern Munich star, Lucas Hernandez has opened up on who he believes should have won the 2021 Ballon d'Or award, revealing that his fellow Bavarian team-mate, Robert Lewandowski deserved to win the honour this time around.

Lewandowski was beaten to the award by Paris Saint-Germain superstar, Lionel Messi - who picked up his seventh such honour, thereby establishing himself as arguably the best player in the history of the sport.

The decision to give the award to Messi came in from criticism from a number of current and former players and Hernandez too did not hold back when it came to the decision.

“I think Lewandowski deserved the award. He played an incredible season and wrote history. Messi was successful with Argentina, but compared to Lewandowski, he wasn’t as consistent," he said in an interview with Kicker.

Lewandowski for his part has established himself as the best striker in the world over the past three years, with the Poland skipper scoring goals for fun and playing a key role in all of Bayern's success in recent times.

Despite having a poor start to life in Paris, Messi enjoyed a brilliant campaign for Barcelona last season while he also played a major role in leading Argentina to their first Copa America title since 1993 and ensuring that he won his first major international honour for his country.