It was Bale who stole all the morning's headlines after his second man of the match display in a fortnight against the European champions, but Bond was quick to share the praise with Modric.
Bond told talkSPORT: "Modric is a top, top player. He could play for any club in the world. In the last couple of games he's been back to his very, very best form."
But it is Bale who is the talk of Europe after tormenting Brazilian star Maicon for the second time in a fortnight. And Bond admits he's never seen better.
"I’ve never seen anybody rip a full-back apart like he did last night," he added. "Maicon, one of the best full-backs in the world, looked like he’d given up in the end.
"It was one of the best performances I’ve ever seen against a top class full-back."