Real Madrid and Croatia's stars are among the first-class for the greatest individual honor of world football
Luka Modric believes that 2018 is the best career year, even if he does not win Ballon d 'Or.
Croatian international Modric is considered among the leading candidates for the award, dominated by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo during the last decade.
Ronaldo and Messi won the Ballon d 'Or five times, and Kaka in 2007 was the last player in addition to the duet who triumphed.
Outstanding performances at the World Cup in blue gave him a Golden Ball, while earlier this year he won the third consecutive crown of the Champions League Real Madrid.
Ballon d 'Orden, Eden Hazard, supported Modric to take the France Football Prize, but the 33-year-old says victory will not change its rating from 2018.
"Let's see what happens," Modric said after the spectacular defeat of Spain in the 3-2 league in Nigeria.
"I am very proud to be fighting for it. If I win perfectly, otherwise nothing will change.
"With or without Ballon d" Or, it's the best year of my career. "
The life of his exploits in the World Cup was not easy for Modric, as Madrid fought under the leadership of Julien Lopetegui.
The former head of Spain was fired after 14 games in Santiago Bernabeu, and Santiago Solari confirmed as a constant substitute after he won four games of four while being temporary.
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"Since Solari came, we started well," Modric added. "You can see in these four matches, the arrival was very good and we hope to continue this way.
"Every day I feel better, I came back shortly after the World Cup and without a previous season it was normal to return, I feel physically better in the last few matches."
Modric was also crowned as the best player in the 2018 edition Goal 50 – list of the most successful players in the campaign 2017/18.