Critical to Blatter.
For many football specialists, one of the great injustices is that Franck Ribery lost the Ballon d'Or against Cristiano Ronaldo in 2014. The Frenchman came from being figure in Bayern Munich, which had won the Champions League. However, the award went to the Portuguese.
Some time later, Ribery exploded with the decision: " I saw how Blatter hugged Cristiano Ronaldo and how his whole family was there. I'm not stupid. It was clear that he had to win it. He was not going to bring his all his family if I didn't win it. I learned a lot during the Ballon d'Or gala. As I arrived, I told my wife that I was not going to win ".
Along the same lines, Ribery recalled: "The Ballon d'Or is no longer for the best player. It's all for politics. Fabio Cannavaro won it in 2006 because he won the World Cup. That year Neuer or Robben should have won it. won. Manu won everything, he's a great guy and he's not arrogant. Arjen has played an incredible season in the Bundesliga and a fantastic World Cup but I'm afraid he will be political again. "
To top it off, the Frenchman remarked: "I'm not jealous because this award means nothing to me, I was happy with what I had in Munich. When 70,000 fans were shouting my name at the Allianz Arena."
Currently, Ribery is a Fiorentina figure and has just played a great game against Inter Milan, although the result did not end up being the best: 4-3 in favor of Antonio Conte's.