Jorginho deserves to win Ballon d’Or over Lionel Messi, says Gianfranco Zola

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Chelsea and Italy star Jorginho "deserves" to win the Ballon d'Or over Lionel Messi, says Gianfranco Zola.

Jorginho won both the Champions League and Euro 2020 last season, the only player to do so, as Messi finally won an international tournament with Argentina.

Messi is the favourite to win his SEVENTH Ballon d'Or but Zola believes Jorginho has offered more in 2021.

"Now we are talking about a fantastic player like Messi who did extraordinary things for the first time with his national team – and this won't go unnoticed.

"Should they give it to Jorginho? It would be deserved.

"He gives concrete balance and pace to his teams. I was lucky to have him at Chelsea and I know what he does on the pitch.

"It would be deserved because not only were his performances at a high level, but the teams he played for have been outstanding.

"This must be taken into account."

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