SPORTS NEWS: Ballon d’Or 2023: Haaland told to snub award if Messi wins again

Ballon d'Or 2023: Haaland told to snub award if Messi wins again

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Former midfielder, Craig Burley, has told 's Erling to snub the Ballon d'Or ceremony for life if he doesn't win this year's .

Haaland has been included in the 30-man shortlist for the prize, which will be handed out in Paris on October 30.

superstar, Lionel , who has already won the award seven times, is believed to be favourite to take it home again.

The 36-year-old capped his trophy-laden career with the 2022 Cup in Qatar last December.

However, Burley believes Haaland should win it.

“This award, like a few awards, drives me nuts but he's the one that deserves it but I think out there it will be full of sentimental claptrap – Messi won the Cup, Messi's this and Messi's that, and they will just hand him another one.

“And if I was Erling Haaland, I would never go back to another Ballon d'Or in my life, same as Robert Lewandowski,” Burley said on .

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