Midfielder of real Madrid and Croatia’s Luka Modric has shared his impressions of the conquest of the Golden ball-2018
According to 33-year-old player if he has won the title of best player in the world, so he was able to do something special.
The Croatian midfielder managed to interrupt the hegemony of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the fight for the most prestigious individual award in football, the owners of which they have become, since 2008.
“When I was a kid, my dream was to play in a great club, but the Golden ball was for me”.
“It’s incredible. Incredibly, not only because I won this award after Ronaldo and Messi. Among players who qualify for this award, there are big talents. If I won, it’s only because I did something special.”
“I’m honored to be among the great players who have won this award, I’m trying to get used to the idea that it was among the exceptional players who received the Golden ball,” said the Croatian midfielder.
Recall that Modric was voted the best player in the world in 2018 and won the Golden ball. This year, the midfielder won with real Madrid’s third consecutive Champions League and with the national team of Croatia reached the world Cup final.
The second was the winner of Golden balls the previous two years — the ex-real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo, currently plays for Juventus. And the third place by results of voting of journalists from around the world got a striker Atletico Madrid and the national team of France Antoine Griezmann, which this year won the Europa League and FIFA world Cup.
Earlier, Luka Modric was named the best player of the Champions League season-2017/18 UEFA.
As reported Politeka, midfielder of the national team of Croatia was awarded the best player of the year FIFA.
Also Politeka wrote that real Madrid have set a fantastic price tag on Modric.