So where is Modric rated in best CM’s of all time ?

432JuanMata

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4 CL’s, World Cup runner up, Ballon D’or and still bossing it at 36.

Huge part of the most successful CL team ever
 

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I think he's the best I've ever seen.
 

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hes still dam good, at 46 he would still be our best midfielder.
 

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The thread title needs a bit of work.

Modric is perfect. 36. Just incredible.
 

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He's up there with xavi and Iniesta
 

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He’s closer to ‘greatest’ than he is to ‘best’ IMO.
 

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Only have him behind Xavi and Iniesta.
 

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He's great. Not as good as Xavi or Iniesta but don't think there's anyone else from around that generation who really compares.
 

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Just behind Xavi not even by a lot.

Best cm of the last 30 years would go something like

Xavi
Modric/Pirlo.
 

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Better than Xavi. All action midfielder. Can't think of anyone better than him.
 

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I wouldn't say he's better than Xavi and Iniesta, those two are in a league of their own when compared to peers in their generation.

Obviously amongst the best in the next level of midfielders I have seen such as Scholes, Schweinsteiger, Keane, Kroos, Ballack, Lampard etc.
 

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I still remember going to football training when I was about twelve and all of the lads saying he was about to sign for Newcastle. He went to Spurs and was dubbed a bit of a flop. When he showed what he was all about at Spurs and got his move to Madrid he was branded a flop (at first). You watch him tonight and it’s hard to believe this was ever the same player.

Right up there with Xavi and Iniesta in my eyes.
 

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Xavi made a great impression because he played for prime Barca (he was the prime Barca, but I think all things considered Modric is the better player. More athletic and better defensively.
Very very close between them though.
 

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I wouldn't say he's better than Xavi and Iniesta, those two are in a league of their own when compared to peers in their generation.

Obviously amongst the best in the next level of midfielders I have seen such as Scholes, Schweinsteiger, Keane, Kroos, Ballack, Lampard etc.
He’s better than all those.
 

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That second goal today was a piece of art.

Pulling for 40m with Neymar on the back, nutmegging through ball to a player not even over the halfway line.....following up, again nutmegging through 3 players for a perfect ball to Benzema....

Something you rarely see. Something out of a video game. Seems scripted almost.
 

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He's better than Iniesta and a whisker away from being in the Xavi Zidane category. Will get there at this rate easily.


Insane longevity and very clutch
 

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Think he's up there with all time greats now. That tackle on Messi as well *chefs kiss*
 

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I don't know who is the best and honestly I don't care.

The only thing I know is he deserves a statue of his own in front of the Bernabeu just because what he did in the second goal tonight alone.
 

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2nd just behind Xavi IMO and I've been of this opinion for some years now.
 

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I think he’s better than Xavi or Iniesta but it’s all much of a muchness.

One of the best players of the modern era. I remember wanting us to sign him after Croatia beat England in I think 2007, then he went to
spurs to play on the wing.
 

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I think he’s better than Xavi or Iniesta but it’s all much of a muchness.

One of the best players of the modern era. I remember wanting us to sign him after Croatia beat England in I think 2007, then he went to
spurs to play on the wing.
Play on the wing? :houllier: You what mate?
 

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I think he’s better than Xavi or Iniesta but it’s all much of a muchness.

One of the best players of the modern era. I remember wanting us to sign him after Croatia beat England in I think 2007, then he went to
spurs to play on the wing.
Xavi is a level above him.

I think Iniesta is better too.

But Modric is incredible.

Probably one of the 10 best midfielders ever. Arguably top 5 CM ever.
 
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