Ballon d’Or: Tebas, the LaLiga president, introduces the winner as Messi’s replacement
La Liga president Javier Tebas believes Real Madrid winger Vinicius Junior will win the Ballon d’Or soon. During Real Madrid’s match against Valencia last weekend, Tebas addressed the racism accusations surrounding Vinicius. Tebas also stated in a news conference that Vinicius might replace Barcelona icon Lionel Messi as the finest player in La Liga.
Tebas said (via MARCA): “Vinicius is going to win the Ballon d’Or in the future. He is a vital asset for Real Madrid and his team.
“As an introduction, I want my personal relationship with Vinicius to be known. When he joined the first team, they asked me who was the player who could replace [Lionel] Messi and I said it was Vinicius. This was quite some time ago.”