Europe Thierry Henry on Ballon d’Or 2022 : Close the votes, he won it

Thierry Henry Ballon d'Or

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry said the debate over Ballon d’Or 2022 is over as he told France Football to close the votes.

The former France striker was on CBS Sports as usual for the champions league final on Saturday night as Real Madrid beat Liverpool to clinch their 14th title.

Speaking after the game, Henry said there is no need to let people vote for the Ballon d’Or this year as his compatriot Karim Benzema won it already.

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Karim Benzema lifting his 5th UCL title.
Karim Benzema lifting his 5th UCL title.

“I just wanted to say something for France Football or whoever is voting. Close the votes, Benzema won it. Bye,”  Henry said.

And it’s difficult to contradict Henry’s sayings as Benzema has had a mind-blowing season with Real Madrid.

The 34-year old netted 44 goals and provided 15 assists in 46 appearances with 15 of his strikes coming in 12 Champions league matches.

Asked on whether he’s thinking about the Award after the game, Benzema said : “Obviously, I finished my season, now I will join up with the national team,” Benzema told Canal Plus.

“I think at club level I can’t do better. We’ll see what happens but in any case I’m proud of what I’ve achieved.”

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