Luka Modric to win Ballon d’Or: According to reports from Spain, the Croat is set to win his first Ballon d’Or award.
Luka Modric won the FIFA Best player of the year this year, beating Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann to the award. The midfielder played a key role in Real Madrid’s Champions League triumph, and led Croatia to their first ever World Cup final this summer.
The reports in Spain now suggest that the player is set to complete the pair with winning the Ballon d’Or.
Modric was reportedly nominated along with Kylian Mbappe and Raphael Varane, but the report suggests that the player has beaten Ronaldo and Griezmann for the title.
Here’s the full report:
Luka Modric to win Ballon d’Or:
The Croatian midfielder will reportedly win his first Ballon d’Or title on December 3, according to Onda Cero.
The midfielder developed a great chemistry with Cristiano Ronaldo in a successful 2017/18 season at Real Madrid. The Los Blancos won their third successive Champions League title in the season.
MARCA: Modric will travel to Paris on Monday as the absolute favorite to win France Football’s 2018 Ballon d’Or after being awarded FIFA’s World Cup 2018 MVP, UEFA’s Player of the Year 2018 & FIFA’s The Best 2018 in the last 6 months. pic.twitter.com/YUCukBqA7b
— M•A•J (@Ultra_Suristic) December 1, 2018
However, things have only gone downward for Real Madrid since as the departures of Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo have had a significant impact in the side’s form.
Enzo: “My father.”
An ideal XI?
Enzo: “Keylor; Marcelo, Ramos, Varane, Carvajal; Kroos, Modric, Kanté; Cristiano, Messi, Benzema.”
Enzo: “Modric. An example, my favorite. Great guy & deserves it for all of these years. He’s earned it. Great World Cup too.” pic.twitter.com/c8QOzer2ia
— M•A•J (@Ultra_Suristic) November 30, 2018
Onda Cero also reports that the Portuguese forward will join Modric along with Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann on the podium.
ONDA CERO 🚨 Luka Modric will win the 2018 Ballon d’Or. Cristiano Ronaldo will finish 2nd. Griezmann will be 3rd. pic.twitter.com/GP4e6Aw0Rj
— RMadridHome (@RMadridHome_) November 28, 2018
Earlier, Cristiano Ronaldo stated that he deserved to win his sixth Ballon d’Or trophy. “I’ve said many times that winning a sixth Ballon d’Or isn’t an obsession, but of course I want to win my sixth Ballon d’Or,” Ronaldo said.
“I’d be lying if I said otherwise. I’m working for it as I work to score goals and win games without making it an obsession. I think I deserve the Ballon d’Or, yes.”