Luka Modric has said he will not be bothered if he doesn't win the Ballon d'Or award next month after admitting: ‘my year was great and that's it'.
Modric is among the favourites to land the individual accolade after a sensational 2018 that saw him win the Champions League with Real Madrid and reach the World Cup final with Croatia.
The Croatian is competing for the award against the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann as well as Mohamed Salah.
Although he has already won The Best FIFA Men's Player prize back in September, Modric believes his sublime 12 months will not be diminished if he is not awarded the prize on December 3.
‘I said last time I'm honoured to be in this competition for this great award,' Modric said.
‘If it happened, no-one [will be] happier than me, but if not, nothing will change.
Modric played on Sunday as England thumped Croatia 2-1 at Wembley to gain revenge for their World Cup semi-final defeat in Russia this summer.
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