Robert Lewandowski believes the decision to cancel the 2020 Ballon d’Or was made “too early”, with the prolific Bayern Munich striker missing out on a chance to claim a prestigious Golden Ball.

The 32-year-old frontman admits to having enjoyed the “best season” of his remarkable career to date in 2019-20.

Bayern swept aside all before them en route to another historic treble last term, with their talismanic No.9 leading the way as he plundered 55 goals across all competitions.

Lewandowski appears to be getting better with age, with the stunning standards he has set for himself continuing to be raised as he becomes ever more productive.

His exploits have already been recognised by the UEFA Player of the Year award, while he remains a strong favourite to claim FIFA’s The Best prize.

No one, though, will be adding a Ballon d’Or to their collection, with France Football opting against selecting their cream of the global crop in a coronavirus-impacted 12 months. Continue reading

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