Madrid ace and UEFA Best Player Luka Modric has stated after winning the FIFA Best Men award that, his season deserved to be recognised.
The midfield maestro beat the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah, to be the first player to win the award asides Messi and Ronaldo in a decade.
Modric played a role in leading Madrid to a third consecutive UCL title, before winning the Golden Ball in Russia, where he led Croatia to the final.
“I am happy because other players are recognised, the ones before deserved to win but couldn’t do it,” Modric said.
“The goals are important, especially players like Cristiano and Messi are apart from this world. They are the two players of the world.
“But other players have to be recognised when they have a good year. I am happy it happened this way and I hope it happens in the future with other midfielders or defenders.”
“Of course I would change everything to have won in Russia. For me, the team is always more important,” he said.
“And I would of course change all my individual trophies for that trophy to be World Cup champions.
“But of course this is also recognition for all the hard work, for the season that I had for Real Madrid and the national team. And for this I am happy that people recognise me as the best for this year.”