Croatia fell short of the ultimate prize at the World Cup, but Luka Modric was still recognised as the top player in the tournament as he received the Golden Ball following the loss to France in the final.
The Real Madrid dynamo was magical at times in Russia and his performances certainly caught the eye of everyone around him.
“He’s reading the game, he’s guiding the game, he’s guiding his team and I think having a player like him in a team that brings you far,” said Dutch legend Marco van Basten.
See what else was said of Modric during his run to the Golden Ball in the video below.
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