Rangers star Borna Barisic was videoed paying tribute to Real Madrid and Croatia legend Luka Modric after the midfielder became the country’s most capped player of all time.
Madrid playmaker Modric, 35, earned his 135th cap for the Balkans nation in the 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Cyprus, beating right-back Dario Srna’s record.
The midfielder was then shown an emotional tribute video by his teammates on Croatia duty and a clip doing the rounds shows the midfielder in tears as he accepts a special cake.
The Balon d’Or winner for 2018, Modric captained his country to the World Cup Final in Russia the same year and is one of the most decorated footballers currently playing the game.
Modric won the Golden Ball at the same tournament and is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation.
Rangers star Barisic is the country’s first-choice left-back and working with Modric can only be a positive in the 28-year-old’s development as a player and person.
Barisic has made 17 caps for Croatia, scoring once; against Azerbaijan in UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying back in March 2019.
In the clip, you can see Barisic giving Modric a standing ovation alongside his teammates as they pay tribute to a footballer and legend who is still cutting it at the highest level.
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