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Iniesta tips Messi to win fifth consecutive Ballon d'Or award

January 08, 2013

Andres Iniesta believes that his Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi will win a fifth Ballon d'Or award.

The Argentine won his fourth World Player of the Year in a row after he scored 91 goals in 2012, surpassing Gerd Mullers record of 85, but the player who finished third believes that there will be more to come.

"I dedicate it to Barca, [and to] the work we do. If he continues then Leo will get a fifth [Ballon d'Or]," he told Esport3.

"I congratulate Leo again for his fourth Golden Boot, which makes it unique. It is not a matter of giving it to others, it is a matter of recognising the best there is - that is what has happened."

Iniesta also said he hoped to continue playing at the highest level for as long as possible, adding: "In this game you have to enjoy the time you have playing at the top.

"And, hopefully, I can do that for a long time and win more trophies.

"My personal achievements have been very good so far and that is what I aim for, you work to get them. The truth is that being where I am right now makes me incredibly happy."

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo finished in second place, between the two Barcelona players.


Source: Goal


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