“It turns out these trophies only have value when they win them” – Modric denigrates Ronaldo and Messi for Ballon d’or ceremony absence

Real Madrid Midfielder, Luka Modric, has criticized Ronaldo and Messi for missing the Ballon d’or ceremony held in Paris, France, on 3 December, 2018. The World Cup finalist revealed this in an interview with Sportske Novosti.

“It’s unfair to fellow players and voters who have nominated them in the past 10 years, as well as to football and the fans. However, people will act the way they think they ought to” Modric said

Meanwhile, the 33-year-old presented the award to the fans at the Bernabeu in Madrid’s 1-0 victory against Real Valladolid in La Liga on Saturday. Modric is the first “other” player since Kaka in 2007 to win football’s greatest individual honor.

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