Florentino Perez: ‘Nobody can question Luka Modric is the best’

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez believes ‘nobody can question’ whether Luka Modric was the best player in the world in 2018.

The Croatian fought off Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe to win the Ballon d’Or on Monday night, adding to his FIFA The Best award for the calendar year.

“Modric has had an outstanding year in which he has claimed all of the awards going and nobody can question whether he's the best,” Perez said at the event.

“It's a pleasure to watch him out on the pitch and the way he controls the ball, passes it and shoots.

“He's got a gift of causing a good impression on everyone he meets and being able to make sport a place where people come together, not one of conflict.

“He's leaving his mark on an era and he's winning it all with us. It's a source of satisfaction that he plays for this club.”

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