Two Croatian players have recently opened up upon the big names of the football world. Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic are the two stars of the FIFA World Cup’s runner-up team, and they have revealed something special about the biggest stars of the current legacy.

Luka Modric won the UEFA’s Player of the Year award, and Ronaldo was also on the list to make it to the honour. Despite having grudges, Cristiano Ronaldo has shown some down to earth approach. He messaged Modric and congratulated him for the Award.

“Cristiano Ronaldo sent me a message to congratulate me on winning the UEFA Best Player Award. He told me, he was happy for me and that I deserved it and he wants to see me soon.”

According to some media reports, there is a rift occurs between Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo after they part their ways as the teammates but this gesture of Cristiano Ronaldo cleared the cloud.

“I have a good relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo. We will continue to do so. Nothing will change. The individual awards are important, but the most important is the group. I am happy to be on the list for The Best. The players and coaches decide so that we will see.”

 

Luka Modric

Image Credit: @Getty

While on the other hand, Ivan Rakitic shared his views on the most promising one to win the Ballon d’Or this year. Rakitic said, currently LM10 is the Best player in the world, and he doesn’t mean it as a Barcelonan but a Croatian. According to Ivan, Luka Modric (LM10) is the best in the world right now while his teammate and Barcelona great Lionel Messi (LM10) is not the one who is according to Rakitic is superior to Modric.

 

Right now, Rakitic and Modric are busy in playing for the rival club Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively but what they feel is a true bond of being Croatian first.