Modric For Ballon d'Or: Tweeps Demand After Croatia Enters FIFA WC 2018 Finals

Just give the Ballon d'Or to Luka Modric already, will ya?

Every win of Croatia’s, whether it was during the group stage against Argentina or in the semi-final against England, was considered an upset. The underdogs of the tournament knocked England out of the FIFA World Cup 2018 and put ‘it’s coming home’ chants to bed. Modrić, the skipper of Croatia, has been instrumental in the midfield along with Ivan Rakitic. His leadership has ensured Croatia’s entry into their first-ever World Cup final.

Dismissing the Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi debate for Ballon d’Or this year, Twitterati have instead demanded it for Modrić irrespective of the result in the final against France.

However, the 32-year-old responded, “I’m not thinking of the Ballon d’Or. Croatia’s success is more important to me than that.”

Croatian players used the criticism of English media as motivation against England in the semi-final. Modrić was not happy about being written off even before the clash. He told beIN SPORTS,

“Their journalists and pundits on television were talking prior to this match about us being tired, being the walking dead. Those words from them gave us even more eagerness to prove them wrong. They should be more humble and respectful. When you play a semi-final, it is impossible to be tired. You know how much is at stake. We showed that. Apart from against Argentina, that was our best game.”

ALSO READ: MS Dhoni Needs 33 Runs To Join Sachin Tendulkar On This Elite List

Croatia gave the perfect reply to the criticism with their sublime footballing skills. The Real Madrid star midfielder hopes for a fairytale end to their World Cup journey against France.