Lewandowski chased at Ballon d’Or: De Bruyne and Benzema embarrassed, can’t watch

Ballon d’Or 2022

Robert Lewandowski does not have a good relationship with the Ballon d’Or. A situation that was read as a gross lack of respect for the Polish did not escape.

Author: Marco Beltrami

Ballon d’Or 2022

O Ballon d’Or 2022 now it’s history. As expected, Karim Benzema triumphed, ahead of Sadio Mané and Kevin De Bruyne on the final podium. As in all editions of the prestigious trophy, there was no lack of controversy: from the non-attribution of the club of the year to Real Madrid champion of Europe (title ended in Manchester City), to the exclusion of the top three of Robert Lewandowski who finished in fourth place.

The Polish striker, who, however, was awarded the Müller award reserved for the top scorer of the season for his 69 goals in the calendar year between Bayern Munich (58) and Poland (11), finished in fourth place . Lewa doesn’t have a good relationship with the Ballon d’Or as also confirmed by the double joke collected in the past: in the 2020 edition that would have won hand in hand, the trophy was not handed over even after the pandemic, while in 2021 he had to surrender to Leo Messi with much debate about the real merits and even spicy statements.

And the bomber, who has always kept a very low profile, was not treated at the same level in this edition of the ceremony. No one, including fans, spectators and supporters, missed a detail during Lewandowski’s speech at the Muller Trophy awards ceremony. Suddenly, indeed, the giant appeared on the maxi-screen behind him. image by Erling Haaland. As if that wasn’t enough, the lordship and great glory Didier Drogba completed the job.

The Ivorian intervened during the Barcelona forward’s speech, showing his enthusiasm for the Norwegian’s performance: “You know this guy… he’s on fire my friend“. Great embarrassment among those present, with the camera that stayed on both De Bruyne and Benzema, who reacted in a surprised way to this scene.”the season is too long“.

Haaland's image during Lewandowski's speech
Haaland’s image during Lewandowski’s speech

On social media, the scene was heavily criticized by many fans who saw Drogba as a lack of respect for Lewandowski. In fact, on Twitter you can read: “It’s so embarrassing, imagine you’re invited to an event for a prize and you need to talk about another player“, and then again:”it was so disrespectful“, and finally: “Every year a lack of respect for Lewandowski”. In short, it almost looks like the centre-forward is “pursued”.

Source: Fan Page IT