Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has admitted that he would definitely be happy regarding winning the Ballon d'Or award this year, however, insisted that Barcelona forward Lionel Messi remains the most effective player within the world.
The Reds kept Spurs trapped for the whole game and solely allow them to have an attempt on goal within the last half. Liverpool eased to a snug 2-0 win to win their sixth Champions League title, having lost their previous 2 European final appearances.
Van Dijk, who contend an important role in Liverpool's success this season, has admitted that whereas Messi still remains the most effective player within the world, he would not mind winning the Ballon d'Or award now.
"I assume Messi is that the best player within the world. He should win the Ballon d'Or," he said, according to Goal. "So I am not thinking of that. however, if I win, I will take it. Messi ought to win it though. he's the best within the world, whether or not he is in the final or not."
"We should be hungry. This season finished today with the Champions League," he added. "In july everybody starts at zero and that we get back. we saw this season that we tend to still need to build on it. we want to challenge Manchester city once more as a result of I don’t assume they’re going anyplace. we are ambitious and that we wish these form of nights a few times a year."
Liverpool can turn on this success next season, and Van Dijk is certain to play a vital role in this. He may even be handed the captainship next season, regardless of whether or not Jordan Henderson stays or not.