Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has slammed the Ballon d’Or and insisted that he is against individual prizes in football.
There has been frenzied debate over the recipient of this year’s award, with the winner revealed at FIFA’s Ballon d’Or Gala in January.
Speaking to Telefoot, Wenger said: “It hurts football. I am against individual awards. It is a ridiculous obsession for players.”
Wenger added: "Who do I want to win this year? I don't want anyone at all. This is an endorsement of an individual which goes against the essence of our sport.”