David Alaba explained why he picked Messi ahead of Benzema

David Alaba spoke out for the first time as he explained the reason why he picked Lionel Messi ahead of Karim Benzema in the 2022 FIFA The Best Men’s Player.

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Alaba slammed for voting for Messi ahead of Benzema
Alaba slammed for voting for Messi ahead of Benzema

The Real Madrid’s defender has been receiving negative comments since his votes were revealed as Messi won FIFA The Best with far more points than Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema.

Alaba slammed by Real Madrid fans after voting for Messi

The defender was trending on social media, and not for a good reason.


Alaba is receiving racist comments from Real Madrid fans in his latest IG post, after Alaba voted Leo Messi ahead of Benzema for The Best 2022 award. The hashtag #AlabaOut has also been seen everywhere.

FIFA The Best Voting results showed Messi dominating

Alaba receiving racist comments
Alaba receiving racist comments

Alaba explained his pick

The Real Madrid centre-back has released a statement on his Instagram account following negative comments by some Real Madrid fans.

“Regarding FIFA The Best Award: The Austrian national team vote for this award as a team, not me alone. Everyone in the team council is able to vote and that’s how it’s decided.

Everyone knows, especially Karim, how much I admire him and his performances.”

“and I have often said that for me he is the best striker in the world, and that is still the case. Without doubt.”

As what could be read from the man himself, he was not the only one who voted, but he was joined by teammates from the national team.

Even with his latest statement, the 30-year-old player still could satisfy everybody. Some fans pointed out that Alaba mention Benzema as “best striker in the world”, not “best player in the world”, which was reflected on his vote for Messi in FIFA The Best player.

Yes.”The best striker”, not “The best player”.LOL One fan replied to Alaba’s statement.

“Okay but why didn’t u tell your Austrian teammates that Benzema is the best ???”

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