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Luka Modric a worthy winner of Best FIFA Men's Award, says Paul Merson


maxbet Paul Merson believes Luka Modric is a worthy winner of the Best FIFA Men's Award, while insisting Harry Redknapp deserves credit for Modric's rise. Modric was crowned the best player in the world at the Best FIFA Football Awards in London on Monday, beating Mohamed Salah and favourite Cristiano Ronaldo to the prize.

It capped a fine 2017/18 for Modric. The 33-year-old won a third consecutive Champions League trophy - before reaching the World Cup final with Croatia. Modric then went on to win the Golden Ball award for the best player in the World Cup after Croatia's final defeat by France, and also won the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award - beating Ronaldo and Salah in the process.

Speaking on The Debate, maxbet when asked if Modric was a worthy winner, Merson said: "Definitely. For the World Player of the Year the pinnacle is the World Cup and the way he performed at the tournament was just unreal. "In the England game he just constantly kept on running. I don't think I've ever seen anyone as fit as that on a football pitch. He just kept on going and going and not just running, his quality. I just think he's top, top draw.

"Quietly have a word for Harry Redknapp. When Modric was at Tottenham he was struggling a bit and then Harry went there and put him in a position where you get him on the ball. After that he's never looked back. He's a worthy winner. maxbet " Former Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell believes there is additional significance in Modric's win, with either Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi having won the top player award every year since 2007.