Croatian midfielder Luca Modric believes that Cristiano Ronaldo is amongst the best players to have ever donned the famous white shirt of Real Madrid.
During an interview with online betting company Bwin, Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric spoke of the upcoming Champions League match against Juventus on Tuesday, suggesting that his team are confident of a good result in Turin.
“We don’t have any fear of Juventus. They’re a great team and we respect them, but we don’t have any fear. They have a great squad, with great players and when you’re playing in a game like this, you want the best players in the other team to be playing against you.”
Asked about players in the history of Real Madrid that he admires, Modric highlighted some of the greats of years past, but reserved special praise for current team-mate, Cristiano Ronaldo, whilst also speaking of his own boyhood idol.
“There are many great players who have been at Real Madrid. Looking back, you see Di Stéfano or Puskas. More recently, there’s Raúl and Zidane, who’s now one of our coaches. Cristiano… he’s the past, the present and the future of this team. They’re the players I admire the most, but my idol as a little boy was Zvonimir Boba. He played for more than ten years at Milan and he’s one of the best footballers in Croatian history.”
Asked about some of the best moments in his own career, the Croatian midfielder mentioned a few of his favourites, but also hopes that there will be more he can enjoy in the future.
“There’s various, like my début with Croatia against Argentina, my signing for Real Madrid and my goal at Old Trafford. Above all though, I’m hoping that the best moment of my career, is yet to come.”