Inter president Massimo Moratti is shocked that striker Diego Milito was not included in the 23-man shortlist for the new FIFA Ballon d’Or.
The treble winners had Julio Cesar, Maicon, Wesley Sneijder and Samuel Eto’o on the list but Argentina’s Milito, who scored 22 league goals in his debut season for Inter last term, was omitted.
Milito also scored both goals in Inter’s 2-0 Champions League triumph over Bayern Munich last May but has been injured for much of this season.
“I am very sorry for the exclusion of Diego Milito from the list of candidates for the Ballon d’Or,” Moratti told reporters . “I called him to tell him that it’s an incredible decision.”
The Inter president also said Ballon d’Or favourite Sneijder was close to signing a new contract and stated again it was his dream to one day sign Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.