Atletico Madrid midfielder Gabi believes the best player at Real Madrid is not Ronaldo or Bale, but Modric.
The Madrid derby is slated for this weekend and Zidane’s men will be hoping to hold on to their lead at the top of the table.
Both sides had a strong start to the season, but Atletico slipped down the rankings after losing two of their last Liga matches. They’re six points behind Real Madrid.
Gabi feels the Champions League holders are wary of the threat his side pose, but with Luka Modric back in action following a recent injury, he insists their adversaries have their key weapon back.
“That Madrid are making a massive effort to recover their top players speaks a lot about what we are doing and how they view us,” Gabi told reporters at a charity event for La Rueda de la Felicidad .
“With Modric, they have recovered their best player – he’s the one who makes them play and gives the team balance. We’ll try to counter his playmaking skills.”