Lionel Messi wins Best Player: What did Karim Benzema post on Instagram?

by | 28 February, 2023 | LaLiga News, Ligue 1 News

Lionel Messi wins Best Player

Lionel Messi wins Best Player

Judging by his Instagram story, Karim Benzema wasn’t best pleased with the outcome of Monday night’s Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony.

The Real Madrid striker was one of three players in the running for the coveted Best Men’s Player of 2022 accolade.

Benzema scooped the Ballon d’Or for the very first time late last year, but Lionel Messi‘s World Cup triumph with Argentina saw him emerge victorious in the voting this time around.

In the eyes of many, the Paris Saint-Germain superstar is a worthy winner.

Without him, Argentina would not have tasted World Cup glory out in Qatar, while his club form in 2022 was pretty darn good as well.

But Benzema – who didn’t attend Monday’s ceremony – appears to believe he was the deserving winner, if the Instagram story he uploaded straight after Messi’s triumph is anything to go by.

The former Lyon forward uploaded a video that says in it: “Liar, yes, you liar.”

And the footage was accompanied by a caption from Benzema that simply read: “Good night.”