Real Madrid star Luka Modric has said Antoine Griezmann deserves to win the 2018 Ballon d’Or ahead of Kylian Mbappe.
Modric is gunning for the award which would be handed out in December with many tipping him to break Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s duopoly.
Griezmann won the World Cup with France in June, beating Modric’s Croatia 4-2 in the final.
And Modric believes the Frenchman deserves the award for his great run this year.
“I would put Antoine Griezmann in pole position in terms of the 3 Frenchmen, for all he has achieved this year,” he told France Football.
“Mbappe? He’s an extraordinary talent, a wonderful promise for the future but who has already displayed a great level. He’s really special.”