Real Madrid and Croatia star, Luka Modric insists he is not obsessed with winning the FIFA Best Man award, as he lamented their 6-0 loss to Spain.
The midfielder helped Croatia to the final and won the UCL, he is a favourite for the accolade after already winning the Golden Ball and UEFA Best Player.
However, Modric insists he is not overly obsessed with winning another personal accolade.
“For me, the important thing is the collective, winning the prize is not what obsesses me the most,” he said after Croatia’s 6-0 loss to Spain on Tuesday.
“If I do not win it, nothing happens.”
“A very tough game. We started the game in the first 20 minutes very well, we had two or three, let’s say, clear chances. We didn’t score, and when we conceded the first goal, and especially the second, we fell apart,” he said.
“We started playing each for themselves, not helping each other, staying far from our players, and against a team like this that’s deadly. At the end, the result is poor.
“It was a hard loss, but we need to draw lessons from this. If we aren’t at 100 per cent, if we aren’t in every game like we were at the World Cup, it’s hard to play against any team, particularly teams like Spain.”