Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr has said that Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker Kylian Mbappe deserved to win FIFA Best Men’s Award.
Rohr made this known in a chat with NationSport.
According to him, Kylian Mbappe deserves to win the award ahead of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi who was named the award recipient at the FIFA Best Award Ceremony at the Teatro Alla Scala in the Italian city of Milan.
Gernot Rohr voted for Kylian Mbappe, Liverpool centre back Virgil Van Dijk and new Real Madrid signing Eden Hazard as his top three but it was only Dutch international Van Dijk who made the last of the three, shortlisted alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
In the end, Van Dijk was beaten to second place by the aforementioned Messi, while Ronaldo was the third best player.
Virgil Van Dijk has become a key player for Liverpool since joining the Merseyside club in January 2018.
He was part of the Liverpool team that lost the 2018 Champions League final to Spanish giants Real Madrid via a 3-1 defeat.
Van Dijk and Liverpool went one better by winning the competition last season.
He also captained the Netherlands to the final of the UEFA Nations League before his team lost 1-0 to eventual winners and hosts Portugal.