Toni Kroos believes compatriot Manuel Neuer finishing third in the Ballon d’Or voting behind Lionel Messi is unfair…
Cristiano Ronaldo claimed the 2014 Ballon d’Or with Lionel Messi finishing behind in second and Manuel Neuer in third – but German international’s teammate Toni Kroos believes Neuer has been hard done by in finishing third, reports FourFourTwo.
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Ronaldo was a clear winner, clinching the award with 37.66% of the vote, and while the three contenders are hard to argue with, Kroos believes Messi was outshone by both his Real Madrid compatriot and Neuer in 2014.
Bayern Munich had a record-breaking 2013/14 season and the goalkeeper was a pivotal part of the squad that helped clinched their domestic double.
Not only this, Neuer was also a key member of the Germany side that went on to win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Kroos certainly has a case – do you agree third was unfair on the German?