Atletico Madrid coach, Diego Simeone was one of the parties who did not agree with the results of Ballon d’Or voting, as Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric was chosen as the winner. According to the Argentine manager, one of the two French players who won the 2018 World Cup, Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane were the most deserving of the annual award.
As is known, France Football as the initiator of the Ballon d’Or award has indeed held this annual award on Monday evening (04/12) local time. On the eve of the summit, the main award that was none other than the Ballon d’Or award, won by Croatian National Team and Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric.
Modric’s success in ending the dominance of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, which has lasted for the past decade, has not been separated from his success, bringing Real Madrid to the European Champions League title for the 3rd time in the 2017/18 season and leading the Croatian National Team to the Final. World Cup in Russia last summer.
However, many parties feel that it is not in line with the election of Modric to win the title, because there are other players who are considered more feasible, especially those of the French National team who won the 2018 World Cup title. Atletico Madrid coach, Diego Simeone also had the same opinion. Where according to him, there are two French players who are worth considering, including Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane.
Griezmann said Atletico Madrid won the EuropE League title and won the World Cup with France. While Varane is more powerful, because delivering Real Madrid Champions League champions last season also led France to win the World Cup trophy.
“Playing for Atletico makes this more difficult than others because our history is work, multiplying our performance to bring us closer to important places,”
“On the contrary, as [Griezmann] said, he will be happy for what happened this year. He is a world champion; it’s very difficult. Everyone can choose who they think is most appropriate. We gave Modric survivors; he has a very good season. For me, the best are Varane and Griezmann,” said Simeone.