Chelsea midfielder, Eden Hazard has tipped Luka Modric to win this year’s Ballon D’or award ahead of Messi and Ronaldo.
According to Hazard who singled himself out of the race despite being nominated, Modric deserves the award for his performance in the UEFA champions league and world cup.
Luka Modric recently won the FIFA Best Award having also been a part of the Croatian squad that reached the 2018 World Cup final in Russia.
“I don’t think I’m going to win it,” Hazard said.
“In my opinion, Modric deserves it.
“There are three to four players. I could say [Madrid and France defender Raphael] Varane because he won a lot too.
“I could deserve it too, let’s not lie.
“But seriously, I think that Modric will win it.
“It is going to be a reward for his wonderful season in the Champions League and the final of the World Cup.”
Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe are another contenders for the Ballon d’Or having helped France to glory.