Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Italian Carlo Ancelotti, coach of Real Madrid, said that it is natural for the Argentine national team to win the “The Best” awards for the year 2022, presented by the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA).
Lionel Messi won the best player award at the expense of Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe, and his compatriot Emiliano Martinez won the best goalkeeper award, defeating Belgian Thibaut Courtois and Moroccan Yassin Bono.
Lionel Scaloni was chosen as the best coach, ahead of the Meringue coach and Pep Guardiola.
Ancelotti spoke at the press conference preceding the Spanish Clasico between Real Madrid and rival Barcelona, saying: “The Beast awards are not very important, the World Cup played a big role in choosing the winners.”
The Italian coach added, “Since Argentina was the deserving world champion, it is only natural that Messi, Martinez and Scaloni receive this award. I congratulate them.”
He continued: I cannot mention my favorite names (to win The Best award), because I have a conflict of interest, but they are all Real Madrid players.
On Benzema, Carlo Ancelotti said: “What Karim has done is well known. We are grateful to him because he helped us win titles last year. Let’s hope we thank him also this year. He is doing very well. His presence in the main stage of the season means we are in a better position to win trophies.” “.
Ancelotti is preparing to lead his team against the “Blaugrana” in the first leg of the King’s Cup semi-final, on Thursday evening.
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