Inter ace Zlatan: I deserve Ballon d’Or

“I am certainly worthy of the Ballon d’Or,” he told French newspaper L’Equipe today.

“I think that Kaka and Ronaldinho have nothing over me. I am at their level and would not look bad by their side.

“Unfortunately, to win the Ballon d’Or you first have to win the Champions League. It is a necessary requirement.”

He added: “I would give it to Cristiano Ronaldo, although he did not have a very good European Championship.

“If we were to focus entirely on Euro 2008, then I’d say Iker Casillas deserved the trophy.”