​Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has said that his current teammate and former Spurs colleague Gareth Bale could win the Ballon d'Or one day, saying that the Welshman has 'all the possibilities'. 

Bale kicked off the new Real Madrid era under Zinedine Zidane with a hattrick against Deportivo to bring his tally over the last four games to eight goals, with two assists thrown in for good measure. 

Speaking to the ​Daily Mail, Modric said: "I have got a very good relationship with Gareth. On Saturday after the game, I told him that if he keeps playing like this then I do not see any reason why he can't be here in the top team and then go on to win it. He has all the possibilities. He is a great player. Powerful, quality, everything. I hope in the future that he will be here."

The Croatia international also spoke about life under Zidane, saying: "He was a great player and I believe he will be a great coach. He was a great player. One of the best in football history. Certainly this helps when you walk into the dressing room with so many stars. I hope we can start playing better and better.

"The first game, we did well and we just need to continue playing as a team. We have so many quality players and if we can keep playing like this, we can achieve many great things. His big message is to try and get us playing as a team.

"He knows a lot of players from two years ago when he was coaching with Carlo Ancelotti. We had an amazing year. I'm sure that we can repeat something similar. When he is speaking, of course you listen and you want to learn more. That helps as well. I am sure he will do well like us.

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