Modric: "This is a childhood dream"

Midfielder looks back after making World XI

Posted Thursday, January 14, 2016 by


After enjoying his moment in the spotlight alongside his fellow members of the 2015 FIFA/FIFPro World XI, Luka Modric looked back to when he was just a kid dreaming of becoming a footballer in war-torn Croatia.

"When I stepped up on stage, the thought crossed my mind that it feels like only yesterday when I started playing football. It's like one of my most beautiful childhood dreams has come true", the midfield maestro told Sportske novosti.

"Being selected confirms that everyone recognises my huge effort, hard work and commitment to my game for the last 20 years, and what I put in every day to improve myself as a player. I'm aware that my responsibilities and the expectations of me will increase following this prize, but I'm not afraid of such challenges. I'm only looking forward", a clearly moved Modric added.

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