The winner of the coach award at the Ballon d'Or presentations, Jose Mourinho, thought Lionel Messi shouldn't have won two years in a row.
Messi became one of a rare breed by winning the award two years in a row, after pipping Barcelona team-mates Xavi and Andres Iniesta to the finishing line.
Mourinho clearly felt that his Inter treble-winning side, which beat Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, deserved some recognition.
"I have already spoken on this issue. For me, Xavi, Iniesta and Messi arre players from another planet," the los Blancos mastermind told AS.
"However, I would prefer Xavi, [Wesley] Sneijder or Diego Milito [had won the award]. First of all I would have prefered Milito and Sneijder if you take each game that they performed in for Inter.
"As for Xavi, it will hurt as well. I have known him a long time and I am very appreciative of him," Mourinho said.