REAL MADRID star Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the Ballon d’Or again, according to his team-mate Casemiro.
Ronaldo is widely expected to clinch the individual accolade today for a fifth time.
The Portuguese superstar enjoyed a fabulous 2017 and he lifted a La Liga and Champions League double
Barcelona rival Lionel Messi, who has one more Ballon d’Or award to his name than Ronaldo has been more electrifying this term, hitting 14 goals in Spain’s top flight.
And Casemiro thinks Ronaldo would be a worthy recipient if he were to get his hands on the prize again.
“Talking about Cristiano is normal,” Casemiro said
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“He is a player who always fights to break records.
“I do not know if he will win the Golden Ball but for me it is very clear. He deserves it and I hope he wins it.”
Meanwhile, Real finished their Champions League group campaign with a 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund.
Casemiro thinks Cristiano Ronaldo should win the Ballon d'Or
The win safeguarded their passage into the last 16 from Group B as runners-up to Tottenham.
Ronaldo, who has now notched up 114 goals in Europe’s elite competition made history by becoming the first player to score in all six group matches.
Real return to La Liga action against Sevilla on Saturday (3.15pm).