Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has heaped praise on his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, describing the Portuguese forward as the past, present and future of the Bernabeu club, reports Goal.com.
The stylish attacker has hugely impacted the Spanish capital through awesome performances since his record breaking transfer from Manchester United in 2009.
The former Tottenham player believes Ronaldo deserves to be mentioned alongside Real Madrid greats Alfredo Di Stefano and Ferenc Puskas, after surpassing the later on the list of Madrid all-time top goalscorers.
And with the 28-year-old in incredible goalscoring form again this season, Modric has nothing but praise for his Real Madrid teammate.
"There are so many great players who have played for Real Madrid," Modric told bwin.com. "Looking back, there were Di Stefano and Puskas. More recently, Madrid had Raul and Zidane, one of our coaches.
"And then there's Cristiano, who is the past, present and future of this team."
The Spanish giants faced Juventus in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night, drawing 2-2 in Turin, with Ronaldo on the scoresheet again for Carlo Ancelotti's side, as well as providing an assist for summer signing Gareth Bale.
Ronaldo's goal marked his 21st in just 16 games this season, and ensured Los Blancos remain top of Group B, and on the verge of qualification to the knockout stages with 10 points from four games.
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