Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes had some words to say about the UEFA Best Player of the Year award given to Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric.
“Simply ridiculous,” Mendes said. “Cristiano Ronaldo scored 15 goals, taking Real Madrid to Champions League victory once again, it’s just ridiculous,” he added.
Mendes’ quotes are a bit shocking considering that Modric and Ronaldo were teammates just months ago, and while some could point out that Ronaldo himself didn’t say anything, it’s likely that he felt the same way. Ronaldo didn’t attent the ceremony, something he has done in the past when he hasn’t won the main award.
It seems that Modric has a chance of winning FIFA’s The Best and the Ballon D’Or. His performances in the FIFA World Cup granted him the Best Player Award in that tournament and Cristiano Ronaldo appears to be his only rival to win both The Best and the Ballon D’Or.
Ronaldo completed a brilliant season for Real Madrid as well but Modric appears to have the edge after leading Croatia to the FIFA World Cup Final. If he won the UEFA Best Player of the Year, he seems to be the favorite for The Best and the Ballon D’Or as well.