Just another sour reminder of the time he was offering himself to us but we got Cesc instead.
Outlived and (arguably) outperformed Xavi and Iniesta too.
Not for you, no.
Be thankful for that narrative. It deprived Ronaldo of another Ballon d’OrI find it rather insulting that he is compared to the great Xavi or Iniesta. He is a great player obviously, but the way he is seen has been helped immeasurably by the fact that his best periods came when there was hardly any world class competitors playing in his position.
What central midfielders are there these days that are world class?? In the classicos when Xavi and Iniesta were on the pitch we saw what happened. Modric was prime age for a midfielder then as well, so no excuses.
Great player, but feel like there has been a narrative to push him to levels that are somewhat unwarranted. Xavi and Iniesta were far superior
Maybe less so in the case of Kroos but Modric will definitely be a plus for you, he has come through for you so many times. That experience you can't buy it anywhere. He and Kroos can continue mentoring the likes of Tchouameni, Camavinga and Bellingham. Of course, the downside is they will eat up the youngsters' playing time.
for me ZZ is most overrated player,as a kid I had him in top 5 now I know he isnt even better than Platini or Van Basten. Matthaus is best DM ever imo,even though Redondo for me has a higher peak.