Always honest, Hristo Stoichkov talked about the candidates for the Ballon d'Or. The Bulgarian would like Griezmann to win the individual reward but he concedes that, surely, Cristiano Ronaldo will end up winning it for "being handsome". In an interview to radio Cope, the former Barça player also talked about Messi's retirement from the national team and the conflict between Casillas and Del Bosque.
"We will see who gets into the final. I would like to see Griezmann, he's always fighting, a spectacular football. Bale can also be one of the favourites, if Wales make it to the final. He also won the Champion's League."
"But surely Cristiano Ronaldo will win the Ballon d'Or for 'being handsome'..."
Messi's retirement from the national team
"I think Messi will come back in the national team, I did it as well."
"Unfortunately Messi missed his penalty. But there were some of his teammates that missed easy goals... and we only talk about Messi"
Conflict between Casillas and Del Bosque
"What happened between Casillas and Del Bosque is normal. This happens in football, there is no need to make such a drama."