Barcelona coach, Erneste Valverde said Lionel Messi is the best player in the world despite missing out on the FIFA The Best award on Monday.
“Everyone will have their opinion [on The Best] and I’m no different, I have mine too,” Valverde told reporters.
“I don’t think it is time to compare players but for us, Leo is the best.
“I have nothing else to really say on the matter. Modric is a great player who has had a great year.
“Years ago, there weren’t as many awards or press but now, everything is magnified and there are many awards and many galas.
“Each one is a self-homage to the organiser about gathering football stars.
“That can lead to controversy but I attribute it to what I have mentioned already, that’s the situation we are in.
“This is a sport but it is becoming more and more of a business for everyone.”
Barcelona are currently unbeaten this season in all competitions.