Harry Kane has backed Luka Modric for the Ballon d’Or, just ahead of facing his former Tottenham Hotspur teammate at Wembley in Sunday’s decisive Nations League encounter,
Asked whether Modric is the best player in the world right now, Kane acknowledged his former teammate’s quality, in his press conference on Saturday.
“He’s definitely up there,” Kane said, as reported by Marca.
“I played a little bit with him when I was younger at Spurs. Everyone knows how good a player he is and he has been doing it year after year.
“He deserves all the awards he’s getting, but hopefully he might have a quiet night tomorrow and we can win the game.”
An award winning year personally for Modric has seen him lift the Champions League and reach the World Cup final, as well as receive multiple individual awards – most notably the FIFA World Cup Golden Ball and FIFA’s The Best Men’s Player.