Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has stated that his Ballon d'Or votes went to Barcelona's Lionel Messi, Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Marca reports that the World Cup-winning boss has made his selections, since he is disqualified from voting for any of his La Furia Roja stars from South Africa, and he believes the Argentine, Portuguese and German to be most deserving of the award.
Del Bosque was also asked who he thought would emerge triumphant from Monday's El Clasico encounter at the Camp Nou, but he stated: “I will remain absolutely neutral, and will not be supporting either team, as it should not make a difference to the coach of the national team.”
The former Real Madrid tactician was attending the launch of the Malaga marathon, and he also passed comment on the recent struggled on the Boquerones, who recently appointed Chilean Manuel Pellegrini into the dugout.
He stated: “The previous work of [president] Fernando Sanz was with an austere policy because there was not much money. Pellegrini is a highly regarded coach, an elegant man who took on the responsibility of Real Madrid, which was not easy.”