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Perez: ‘Modric deserves the Ballon d’Or again’

17 Jan 2022 | 07:53

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez praised Luka Modric when he saw the midfielder play impressively against Athletic Bilbao at dawn on January 17 (Hanoi time).

“I don’t want to brag but Luka Modric and Thibaut Courtois are truly the best in the world in their positions. Modric is in enviable form. He deserves to win the Ballon d’Or again,” Marca said. quoted Mr. Perez.

Modric and Courtois both left their mark in Real’s 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao, helping “Los Blancos” win the Spanish Super Cup. While Courtois saved a penalty, Modric broke the deadlock for Real in the 38th minute with a dangerous finish.

At 36 years old, Modric is still very important to Real. Photo: Reuters .

At 36 years old, Modric is still very important to Real. Photo: Reuters .

Marcelo is also a character that is mentioned a lot after the game. He became Real’s player with the most trophies with 23 trophies, equal to Paco Gento, who wore “Los Blancos” from 1953-1971.

Real’s president praised: “Marcelo is a legend. It is obvious that he is honored. I am happy to see him receive it in a place where there are so many Madridistas.”

The Spanish Super Cup is the first title that Real won in the 2021/22 season. After the championship, coach Carlo Ancelotti was quite confident.

“This is a strong team with a quality squad. I am proud to be the coach of this group. Now, we will continue to compete in other competitions. The players win a lot, but they still do. When you win a lot, you may think you are the best and don’t work hard, but they still maintain the level,” the Italian strategist shared.

He added: “I think we deserved to win both matches that we played here. The whole team played different styles in each game, but won both. Today, Real Madrid Very good ball control, at least for the first 70 minutes.”