Modric’s supreme season should win him the Ballon d’Or – Suker


Luka Modric’s supreme season for club and country means he should win the Ballon d’Or, according to Croatia legend Davor Suker.

Ahead of that contest against England in Moscow, Croatian Football Federation president Suker – a star of the team that reached the last four in France 20 years ago – says Modric deserves to be recognised for his achievements by breaking the 10-year monopoly Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have had on football’s greatest individual prize.

Speaking to ESPN, Suker said: “My captain does a great job in the dressing room – he’s a role model on and off the pitch for all kids, not only in Croatia. If I had a vote [in the Ballon d’Or], I would vote for Luka.”

Asked what similarities Modric and the current crop have in common with the side he played in, Suker replied: “Quality. First and foremost, quality. And physical preparation. If the player is not in good physical shape, he will not play well in a World Cup.”


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