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Modric deserves the best award - Ivan Rakitic

Luka Modric international teammate Ivan Rakitic has backed him to win the FIFA best award.



Luka Modric who won the UEFA' Player of the year award ahead of former Real Madrid man Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah is also shorlisted for FIFA's Best Honour  after a fantastic year in the game.

Speaking with the press ahead of Croatia's Uefa Nations League clash against Spain later today, Rakitic reveal he support Luka Modric to win the award but he also believes his Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi is still the world best player.

'Ther are seasons that you can be better or not,' Rakitic said

'For me in general the best player of the world and maybe the greatest of all time is Leo Messi. It's easy, you take a boy, and nine of 10 boys are gonna say the same.'

'But I think it was the year of Luka, sincerely, I think it's something that Leo and all the people know, he [Modric] deserves all the awards.'

'Sincerely if he received the award of the best European player... I don't know what he has to do to be the best player of the world, with all he did.'

'I don't need to help him as a good friend of him as I'm, he made everything on himself. nobody gave him anything. For me, it's clear that he has to be Luka [for the Best award].'

Luka Modric is also among the 55 player shortlisted for FIFpro World 11, a list that 11 players will be chosen afterward as the World best 11.

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