The Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen has said that he wants to become one of the best players in the world after recently coming up against the Croatian midfielder Luka Modric. Joe Allen recently came up against the Real Madrid midfielder, who recently completed the £ 35 million move to the Santiago Bernabeu. Joe Allen has said that it is clear why Real Madrid were persuaded to pay that kind of amount for the midfielder. Even though he has been praised a lot by the manager Brendan Rodgers, the player himself has admitted that he could do nothing other than chase shadows when Wales played against Croatia.

Such was the dynamic ability of the Real Madrid midfielder that Joe Allen struggled to keep up with him during the game. Now, the former Swansea midfielder wants to reach the level of Luka Modric, which would make him one of the best players in the world. Joe Allen will now have to focus his attention from the match against Reading after his international round of fixtures. The £ 15 million man has been regarded as one of the few shining light in what is turning out to be another poor season for Liverpool.

“He showed me that I’ve probably got quite a lot of work to do in order to get anywhere his level. He is some player. You want to test yourself against those kind of players and for me personally it was disappointing because I felt he controlled the game for them and he looked comfortable throughout. He’s a top, top player, he plays for one of the biggest clubs in the world and in his position he is one of the very best,” said the Liverpool midfielder. Modric, though, has been unable to hold a first-team spot at Real Madrid.