Luka Modric had the year of his life and he confirms it by winning The Best award. The Croatian player of Real Madrid has taken the hegemony away from Cristiano and Messi who did not release the prize for more than a decade.
Luka is the best player of the year beating Cristiano and Salah in the voting where colleagues, coaches, press, and fans from all over the world have a vote and chose him as the best player in the 2017-2018 campaign. Modric is not a football player who appears as top scorer but is the engine of a team that has conquered its third consecutive Champions and a selection that has been planted in the World Cup final for the first time in its history.
The two arguments that are more than enough for the Croatian to take the prize, a player who handles the times of Real Madrid that is marking an era, in addition to winning the gold ball in the World Cup, two achievements that place him in the elite of football and proved that he can eat from the same table that Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi.
Other Footballers can put together their shows but they are not at the level shown by Luka, like Griezmann who is believed to be at Messi’s level and who deserved the prize. It is true that the Frenchman won the Europa League and the World Cup, but he was not a figure, he was not a protagonist, nor was he essential for any of the 2 teams. Neither does the things that Messi or Cristiano do, much less what Modric does.
The Frenchman had his minute of fame when he was complaining to the press about not being among the 3 finalists of The Best prize and another controversial statement, that had his reaction on the part of the Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, who put him in his place by calling him indirectly ignorant.