Virgil van Dijk: Liverpool star says no losers in battle for Ballon d’Or
-Liverpool and Netherland talisu Virgil van Dijk has revealed that there is no loser in battle for Ballon d’Or award
The Dutch superstar is one of the three leading contenders for the individual honour
Ballon d’Or gala is set to hold on Monday, December 2, with Lionel Messi the bookmakers’ favourite to clinch the award
Liverpool centre-back, Virgil van Dijk, believes there is no loser in the race for Ballon d’Or as the award ceremony for the 2019 edition holds on Monday night, December 2.
The Dutch star faces stiff competition from the Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona star Lionel Messi for the honour.
Speaking ahead of the gala night, the Dutchman, who scored two goals in Liverpool win over Brighton on Saturday, November 30, said not winning the individual honor does not make the contenders a loser.
“I am going to be there for a reason and there are no losers on the evening,” Van Dijk said.
“I am very proud to be in that bracket, to be in there for the way I performed with the team last year and also with the country.
“It is just something to be proud of because not a lot of players go there and are up for these kind of things.”