Originally Posted by Walker
I'm happy Forlan won it but it could have easily gone to Mueller since he got 5 goals and 3 assists in 6 games and that's really amazing. It's a shame he missed the semifinals due to the "yellow" card he got in the quarterfinals- I think that cost him the Golden Ball.
I dont think any striker or attacking player really stood out in this world cup, in fact if anyone was a cut above the rest it was Messi, usually 6 or 7 goals is the going rate to win the golden boot which really symbolises how any of the worlds greatest attacking players and goal scores failed to stand above the rest.
When you look at what won the world cup this year it was more the unspoken and recognised role of a solid defensive mid field, I would of given the Goldern ball to Alonso because it was his defensive midfield role that made the Spanish defence so dam hard to get past throughout the world cup.