The Real Madrid midfielder and Croatian National Team player, Luka Modric, have been successfully managed to end the dominance of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the Ballon d’Or trophy competition or the world’s best player award, as these two figures have dominated the annual award for the past decade. Not only ended their dominance, the former Tottenham Hotspur player also criticized the absence of Ronaldo and Messi on the night of Gala Ballon d’Or recently.
As is known, Luka Modric managed to win the Ballon d’Or trophy this year after getting the most number of votes, compared to the other two contestants who were included in the top three candidates, including Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann. Thus, the end has been the dominance of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, which has been going on for more than 10 years, with each of them winning five Ballon d’Or trophies.
Most likely both Messi and Ronaldo, already know who won the Ballon d’Or award this year, so they didn’t appear at the recent France Football gala event. This attitude is not really a problem, but Modric believes that such an attitude is tantamount to respecting journalists, coaches and players who have chosen them for the past 10 years.
“I can’t talk why someone didn’t come to the award ceremony, this is their choice. That doesn’t make sense, right? It seems that the sound and award are only significant when they win it. This is unfair to fellow players and voters who have nominated them in the past ten years, also for football and fans. However, people will act according to what they think they should. ”
“In my opinion, these things are very simple: Ronaldo and Messi are the phenomena that dominate in ten years or more. They are in their own league. But we are talking about achieving one season here and I think that means something that is assessed by national team coaches, managers, football legends, journalists and fellow players have shown the same results,” told Modric to Sportsost Novosti.