Modric on Ronaldo absence: When you don’t win, you have to come to show respect

Luka Modric has talked about Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence, saying that “you have to show respect”.

“Congratulations, you deserve it.” said Modric before handing the Ballon d’Or trophy to Messi.

However, Modric also spoke on Ronaldo’s absence from the ceremony.

“When you don’t win, you have to be there to show respect. This is football.”