Thierry Henry, former Arsenal and Barcelona striker, was at the Stade de France, collaborating with CBS alongside other legends of English football to commentate on the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool, which ended in victory for the whites thanks to a solitary goal from Vinicius Jr.
After Real Madrid was crowned European champion, the French striker asked to close the voting for the Ballon d’Or and give it to Karim Benzema now. “I just wanted to say something to France Football or whoever is voting. Close the voting, the Ballon d’Or has been won by Benzema. Goodbye!”, he said.
The French striker, a master in front of the cameras, caused laughter among his tablemates, including Micah Richards and Jamie Carragher, formerly of City and Liverpool respectively.
Henry asked for the Ballon d’Or for Karim Benzema after an outstanding season from the Lyon striker. The Frenchman closes this campaign with the best records of his career with 44 goals in all competitions and finishing as the top scorer in LaLiga and in the Champions League, of which he has also been champion. In addition to marking them, he has also distributed them, equaling his best record of assists in a season with 15 (same as in 11/12). With the double under his arm, the most prestigious ball in the world aims to fall into the hands of Real Madrid’s number 9.