The Real Madrid dressing room unites around Modric

Luka Modric has become the key figure for Real Madrid now that Cristiano Ronaldo has left the club and the dressing room is united in its support for his The Best and Ballon d’Or candidacy.

Thanks to his charisma in the dressing room, the midfielder is the chosen one from the players’ point of view to replace Ronaldo as Real Madrid’s main representative at the major individual awards.

He has already won the Golden Ball as the best player at the World Cup and UEFA’s best player award for the 2017/18 season, but he and his teammates want him to lift further prizes.

“He deserves what he has achieved and he deserves many more prizes,” Nacho said of his teammate.

The coaching staff back him too, with Julen Lopetegui speaking out in support for the 32-year-old.

“I am convinced that he’ll be awarded the Ballon d’Or, as he has had a fantastic season and would deserve it,” Loptetegui said.

It’s clear, then, that all at Real Madrid are keen for Modric to start winning the individual awards that Ronaldo so often brought back with him to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.