Back in 2016 Spanish journalists Vincente Azpitarte and Jose Manuel Puertas published a book Luka Modric: El hijo de la guerra (Luka Modric: The Son Of War), which brings a story about Croatian footballer’s childhood and his way to Real Madrid, one of the most powerful clubs in the world. This biography will soon be translated in Japanese – Index.hr writes.
As the article states, Azpitarte recently visited Japan to finalize the book and was surprised with the cover photo, showing Modric’s profile, while he’s moving his hair from his face. When Azpitarte asked why did they decide to put that photo on the cover, he got an interesting answer.
-In Japan, Modric is considered one of the most attractive footballers in the world. He is a sex symbol and our women think he is more handsome and more beautiful than Cristiano Ronaldo - Japanese publishers explained, Index.hr writes.
As they say, the secret is in his long hair, facial physiognomy and pointy nose, but ultimately in his life story, growing up in awe, persistent work and a difficult path that he has passed.