For any Tottenham Hotspur fans who managed to avoid any and all news from last night and earlier this morning, former player – now Real Madrid – Luka Modric broke Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s stranglehold on the Ballon d’Or last night to lift the trophy.
The 33-year-old becomes the first different player to lift the trophy, other than the aforementioned two, since 2007 and having spent roughly four years at White Hart Lane, establishing himself as a firm fan favourite before he made the switch to the Santiago Bernabeu, plenty of fans on social media were delighted with his achievement and took credit for the part we played in the Croatians development.
— Drew Christie (@MrDrewChristie) December 3, 2018
Luka “made in Tottenham” Modric is officially the best in the world. Oh to have half the player he was at spurs now.
— modern life is rubbish (@drwinston001) December 3, 2018
Modric is still to this day the best player I’ve EVER seen play for spurs, ridiculous talent who deserves the award, big up Luka @lukamodric10
— Donktor Who (@mrSEan1) December 3, 2018
— Michelle De Gelas (@GelasMichelle) December 3, 2018
Congratulations to Luka Modric. My favourite Spurs player back then. “I had to work hard to get here. Like I always say, nothing good comes easy.” Love the from speech Modric. Good nigggghhhttttt.
— Wanda ???? (@Soomtochukwu) December 3, 2018
About time. I used to love watching this guy at Tottenham. Bale got the headlines but Modric ran the game. Pure artist. BBC Sport – Ballon d'Or: Luka Modric ends dominance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo https://t.co/U20KzDM7oL
— Simon Green (@SG_CEO_YMCA_MK) December 3, 2018
— T.T (@Tom_Thorp) December 3, 2018
With just over 150 appearances to his name in our shirt, it’s a shame we couldn’t hold onto him longer. The player he could’ve continued to be for us is ably demonstrated by the comments above and plenty would be willing to welcome him back if it ever became a possibility.