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Midfielder “real” Luka Modric, who won the “Golden ball” in 2018, recounted the details of the conversation with the former coach Zinedine Zidane. The words of the player leads Marca.
The Frenchman called the midfielder into the office in January 2016 and explained that he wants to see in his game. He also noted that Modric is an important figure. “In the end, he said I can win the “Golden ball”. When someone of the level of Zidane tells you is, it’s very empowering,” said Modric.
The award ceremony took place on 3 December in Paris. The “Golden ball” for the first time in 11 years got someone other than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The Portuguese eventually took second place in the vote, the Argentine is the fifth.
Modric in September was voted the best player in the world by International football Federation. In August, the Union of European football associations also called him the best player of the continent. Finally, the midfielder was the best in the 2018 world Cup, where his team took second place, losing in the final of the French.
Video, photo All from Russia.