Luka Modric: ‘If I don’t win the Ballon D’Or, nothing will change’

first_img Luka Modric couldn’t stop Croatia from losing at Wembley Nonetheless, it will not take the shine off a year which has seen him lift the Champions League with Real Madrid, guide Croatia to the World Cup final in Russia, and collect the Golden Ball award for his outstanding performances during the tournament.He was named Player of the Year at the FIFA Football Awards and many expect the Croatian to break Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s ten-year monopoly on the Ballon D’Or.However, Modric is not overly bothered about the award, claiming it won’t change anything. “It’s little bit painful to lose in this way because we were ten minutes away from victory and two goals from set-pieces is painful,” Modric added.“But that’s football and well done to England. I wish them all the best in the final tournament.“I’m not surprised. It’s football. A lot of things can happen in one game. I think they did well.” Luka Modric insists he is not really fussed whether or not he wins the 2018 Ballon D’Or.The midfielder’s sensational year saw a lowlight on Sunday as England came from behind to beat Croatia 2-1 and send them crashing out of League A in the Nations League. REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade BEST OF 3 The Croatian was named the World Cup’s best player Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Latest Football News The Real Madrid man beat Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to the FIFA Player of the Year award Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED MONEY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions huge blow no dice ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won RANKED 3 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move He told talkSPORT: “We will see. I am honoured to be in this competition for this great award.“If it happened, no one would be happier than me but if not, nothing will change. My year was great and that’s it.”The Real Madrid maestro began to pull the strings in the second-half against England and he admits the defeat at Wembley is a tough one to take.With a score-draw good enough to see Croatia avoid relegation, Harry Kane scored five minutes from time after Jesse Lingard had cancelled out Andrej Kramaric’s second-half strike. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 3 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardlast_img

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