Barcelona
Vice-President, Jordi Mestre has expressed his disappointment at UEFA for
snubbing two of the club’s key players, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in the
2016 European Player of the Year award list. The duo who played key roles in
the Blaugrana’s La Liga an Copa del Rey victories last season were placed
fourth and fifth in the poll. Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Antoine
Griezmann emerged the top three nominees.
Mestre in an
interview on TV3 described the omission as scandalous: “It doesn’t seem the right
decision to me at all. I don’t know what criteria UEFA applied, with all
respect to the chosen winners, but I disagree [with the choices]. That our
players aren’t there, such as Suarez or Messi, is scandalous. The club are very
disappointed and angry.”
He said.