Xinhua News Agency, Hong Kong, October 31 (Reporter Wei Hua) On the 31st Beijing time, Argentine star Messi won the Golden Globe Award for the eighth time without any dispute. When Messi turned and left the Chatelet Theatre, a new suspense surfaced: Who will be the next "Mr. Golden Globe"?
As the most prestigious individual award in international football, the Golden Globe Award has not been awarded to players born after 1990. It is not that this generation is not talented enough, but that the "post-80 s" are too dazzling. From becoming the first "80s" Ronaldinho to win the Golden Globe Award in 2005, to Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo who divided up 13 golden globes, and then to modric and Benzema who staged veteran legends, the 80s almost monopolized the Golden Globe Award selection in the past 20 years.
On October 30th, Messi held the Golden Globe trophy at the award ceremony. Xinhua News Agency reporter Gao Jingshe
Nowadays, most of them are near the end of their careers or far away from the center stage of Europe. The story of Messi, Mero and this generation of famous players is coming to an end. Predictably, a "post-90 s" or even younger Golden Globe winner is ready to come.
Messi can win the Golden Globe again, and the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 championship is his biggest weight. But if Muani can score a single-handed goal at the last minute of extra time in that World Cup final, thus helping the French team to defend its title successfully, will this year’s Golden Globe Award be awarded to Mbappé? This assumption is meaningless, but Mbappé, who was born in 1998, is also the closest to the Golden Globe Award among the new generation of stars.
Needless to say, Mbappé, a young and famous player, won the World Cup as the core when he was less than 20 years old. Real Madrid’s thirst for talents for many years also showed the value of the French top star. Although it was not pleasant with Paris Saint-Germain in the past summer, Mbappé, who returned to the court, still showed his ability to lead the team with one core. As far as the current strength of the French team is concerned, there is a high probability that the French team will not do badly in the European Championship next year, which is Mbappé’s greatest advantage.
On October 21st, Mbappé (first from the right), a player of Paris Saint-Germain, broke through with the ball in the Ligue 1 match. Xinhua News Agency (photo by Jack Chen)
As one of the most expensive players at present, Mbappé never lacks topics and exposure, but compared with his worth, Ligue 1 is still a "small temple". If you want to get your hands on the golden ball in the shortest time, Mbappé needs a bigger platform.
When it comes to Mbappé, Harland is indispensable. Since entering people’s field of vision, Harland has been labeled as a "goal machine": he scored 9 goals in a single game in the U20 World Youth Championship, scored a hat trick in Dortmund’s debut, and broke the Premier League scoring record in his debut season in Manchester City … In this Golden Globe Awards ceremony, the Norwegian was also named the best striker.
But Harland’s shortcomings are also obvious, the first is his ability to decide the game in key games. Harland’s goal-scoring efficiency is beyond doubt, but with Manchester City’s participation in several finals, including the Champions League finals, Harland failed to score. This season, in the Premier League battle between Manchester City and Arsenal, Harland didn’t even finish a shot, which is obviously not the standard that a "Mr. Golden Ball" should have. In addition, Harland’s biggest constraint comes from the national team. The overall strength of the Norwegian team is really limited, and whether it can participate in next year’s European Championship is unknown. Once it is absent from this most important competition next year, Harland will at least lose more than one position in the 2024 Golden Globe competition. If the national team can’t make a substantial breakthrough, then Harland, who won the second place in the Golden Globe Award this year, can only hope that in a non-competition year, she will once again hit a bright data and break the "enough".
On October 29th, Manchester City player Harland scored a penalty in the Premier League. Xinhua News Agency/Reuters
Before this season, Mbappé and Harland were "fault leaders" among the younger generation, but now another player has appeared beside them, and that is Bellingham. After joining Real Madrid this summer, Bellingham’s talent was further released. Under the condition that Real Madrid’s center was weak, Bellingham shouldered the offensive beam of the team by himself, scored key goals in many games, scored two goals to help Real Madrid reverse Barcelona not long ago, and scored 13 goals in 13 games. Bellingham’s amazing performance had to be reminiscent of Zidane, who also wore the No.5 jersey. At the age of 20, the England youngster showed his age-incongruity.
In this award ceremony, Bellingham won the Copa Award representing the best young player, but some netizens joked that Bellingham’s competition for this award was simply a "dimensionality reduction blow". Even in the ranking of the Golden Globe Awards, Bellingham ranked 18th, which is not easy.
On September 20th, Real Madrid player Bellingham celebrated his goal in La Liga. Xinhua News Agency (photo by Zhang Yuheng)
How long can Bellingham, who was born in midfield, keep scoring? This is very important in the Golden Globe Awards which value personal data. However, playing in Real Madrid, which is good at "creating momentum" for the Golden Globe Award, means that Bellingham has the best stage. Coupled with the emergence of talents in England in recent years, the vision of "letting football go home" is getting closer and closer to reality. As long as Bellingham does not ruin his future, he has the best hope to become another "Mr. Golden Globe" in England after michael owen.