'Messi's worst season is best for the rest' – Pep unsure on Haaland Ballon d'Or hopes

Lionel Messi waves to Argentina fans ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Peru in Lima in October 2023.
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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says there should be one Ballon d'Or for Lionel Messi and another for Erling Haaland this year.

Messi and Haaland are the two favourites for the individual award, which will be handed out by France Football on October 30th.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.