Dirk Nowitzki wrote:No, it won't be ridiculous. This is about now. I'm sure in 2004 no one was saying that Ronaldo was the best winger in the World. And then a few years later he was... and people looked back and laughed at it.
You're misinterpreting the point. Ronaldo's ability improved in that time period. I am not saying Modric will regress as a player.
Dirk Nowitzki wrote:Real Madrid won the Champions League last year. Should have won the league.
So you're saying they underachieved. Oh my, what does that say about Modric as a player!?
Dirk Nowitzki wrote:They went on a crazy winning streak to star this season. All with Modric being amazing for more than a year. I don't believe Pogba would have elevated them the way Modric does.
I've already provided my take on Real Madrid's form and how that is influenced by Modric. There is nothing new for either one of us in the first two sentences.
As for Pogba's hypothetical effect on Madrid, no, he would not have elevated them the way Modric does. That is because at this time Madrid is in bigger need of a player like Modric than a player like Pogba. You know who would surely help Real Madrid even more than either of them right now? Prime Claude Makelele. Does that make him better than Modric? No, because even if Claude Makelele was better than Luka Modric, this is not the valid argument to prove it.
Do you notice how low this exchange has been on analysis of the actual talent of Modric and Pogba and their respective strengths and weaknesses? Your arguments are based almost entirely on lengthy narrative-building, most of which fails minimal philosophical inquiry. That being the case, excuse me if i don't address the rest of your post because this is not the sort of conversation i want to be a part of.