Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies hits out after his team-mate Jamal Musiala was ‘denied’ the Kopa Trophy… but claims nothing will stop the German star winning the Ballon d’Or in the future
- Gavi won the Kopa Trophy on Monday, with Jamal Musiala finishing third
- Alphonso Davies thinks Musiala should have won the award instead of Gavi
- The Bayern Munich defender has said his team-mate was ‘denied’ the award
- He still expects Musiala to go on and win the Ballon d’Or in the future
Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies has claimed his team-mate Jamal Musiala was ‘denied’ the Kopa Trophy, after he finished third in the race for the award at the Ballon d’Or ceremony on Monday.
The Kopa Trophy is given to the best under-21 player in the world, and Musiala looked to have a strong chance of coming out on top heading into the event.
However, he was pipped to the gong by Barcelona midfielder Gavi, while Real Madrid’s Eduardo Camavinga came second. Davies took to Twitter on Tuesday to point out that Musiala had been hard done by, but expects him to go on and win the Ballon d’or at some point in his career.
Gavi was named the Kopa Trophy winner on Monday night at the Ballon d’Or awards
Alphonso Davies thinks his Bayern Munich team-mate Jamal Musiala should have won it
Davies was not pleased that Musiala didn’t win the Kopa Trophy, but is confident he will go on to win the Ballon d’Or
‘They may have denied you of your Kopa Trophy, but they won’t deny you of your future Ballon d’Or,’ Davies wrote.
Musiala is still only 19 but he has already made 92 appearances for Bayern since joining in 2019, scoring 22 goals.
He has won the Bundesliga in each of his three seasons at the club, and is now a central figure in Julian Nagelsmann’s team.
Meanwhile, Gavi, who only turned 18 in August, had his breakthrough campaign at the Nou Camp, and has netted twice in 60 matches for the Spanish giants.
Musiala has been key to Bayern’s success in recent seasons but missed out on the Kopa Trophy
Both men have been tipped for bright futures, but it is clear who Davies feels will go on to become the better player.
Musiala has earned 17 caps for Germany, and is expected to be a key player in their side at the World Cup later this year.
Performances at the World Cup look likely to play a significant role in how next year’s Ballon d’Or will be awarded, so Musiala could put his name forward to be in with a chance of winning it, as Davies has predicted, if he can star in Qatar.
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