Real Madrid have been recently boosted by the return of Luka Modric and Karim Benzema. But while these two lynchpins of the first-team return to action, the club have lost another valuable asset in the form of Dani Ceballos. According to Sergio Santos (h/t Jorge Picon), the midfielder has picked up a hamstring injury ahead of the Champions League clash against Shakhtar Donetsk. The initial suggestions regarding his hamstring injury are not positive and everything indicates that the midfielder will not return to the pitch until after the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup.
REAL MADRID: PREPARE YOURSELF FOR AN INCREDIBLE EDUARDO CAMAVINGA SEASON
Real Madrid’s midfield is absolutely stacked. There’s no other way around it. Just look at the options they have: Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga and Fede Valverde. Think of the possibilities. Think of the potential. Think of the combinations the club could try next season. I am so excited.
CROATIA: MODRIC EXTENDS APPEARANCE RECORD
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has extended his lead at the top of the list of players with the most appearances for Croatia on the senior international stage.The former Dinamo Zagreb and Tottenham Hotspur playmaker extended his record when he led Croatia out against France in the UEFA Nations League last week.Modric scored the winner in the fifth minute to lead Croatia to an impressive away win over the world champions.
Luka Modriccame into the France game with 151 appearances for Croatia and 17 more than retired right-back DarijoSrna on 134 appearances. The Real Madrid midfield maestro extended his record over Shakthar Donetsk legend Srnato 18 with appearance number 152 against the reigning UEFA Nations League champions. During his time with the Croatian senior team, Srna scored 22 goals in 134 games over a 14-year period from 2002 to 2016. Luka Modric also has 22 goals, but in 18 more appearances.
UCL FINAL: MADRID YOUNGSTERS READY TO TAKE OVER FROM CLUB LEGENDS
As Real Madrid’s ageing stars watched on from the touchline while their younger counterparts saw out a remarkable Champions League semi-final victory, it was evidence that the club’s immediate and longer term future may be in better shape than many critics have suggested.
None of Karim Benzema, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos or Casemiro was on the pitch as the final whistle went on a 6-5 aggregate success over Manchester City that earned Carlo Ancelotti’s side a spot in Saturday’s final against Liverpool.
SPURS’ INTEREST IN BASTONI CONFIRMED
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing Inter Milan centre back Alessandro Bastoni. This is according to the report from The Telegraph which stated that the North London giants have their eyes on the 22-year-old Italian international.
MADRID DERBY: ANCELOTTI PRAISES FANTASTIC MODRIC
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelottti was full of praises for veteran midfielder Luka Modric for his performance in midfield during the Madrid Derby clash with defending champions Atletico Madrid. Luka Modric pulled the strings in midfield as Real Madrid ran out 2-0 winners to strengthen their position as the top team in the Spanish La Liga.
WHY MODRIC MISSED OUT ON QUALIFIERS
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is undoubtedly the star player of the Croatian senior national team but he was missing in all their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers this month. Luka Modric missed all the three qualifiers due to the muscle injury picked up while in club action last month. The petite midfielder opted to join up with the team despite the injury and Croatia were able to pick up two wins and one draw from the three qualifiers without him on the pitch.
Luka Modric is the Croatian national team skipper and he was absent as Croatia began their World Cup qualifiers this month with a goalless draw against hosts Russia. Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic then scored a late goal to give Croatia a slim 1-0 win at the expense of hosts Slovakia. Modric also missed the game against Slovakia.
MODRIC RELISHES THE CHANCE TO WORK WITH ANCELOTTI AGAIN
As with other players in the Real Madrid squad, the Los Blancos midfielder Luka Modric has claimed that he is already looking forward to working with Ancelotti again after the Italian manager was confirmed as the club’s new manager. Ancelotti has been assigned to take over the managerial job at Madrid after Zinedine Zidane left his role as the club’s boss by mutual consent. Zidane, immediately after stepping down as Real Madrid manager, claimed that the main reason why he made the decision was that the club no longer showed faith in him so he had to take considerable action.
MODRIC: MADRID WILL FIGHT FOR EVERY TROPHY NEXT SEASON
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has revealed that the Los Blancos will be prepared to fight for every available title next season after the Spanish La Liga giants failed to win a single silverware in the just-concluded football season. The Zinedine Zidane-led Madrid team came just one point short of winning the La Liga title on the last day of the season and lost the trophy to local rivals Atletico Madrid, thanks to the heroics of star striker Luis Suarez.
MODRIC OKAYS MBAPPE’S POTENTIAL REAL MADRID TRANSFER
The summer transfer window is going to be a decisive one for a lot of clubs and players as it is expected to have a lot of ins and outs, as clubs and players have already started getting prepared to be involved in the activities when the window opens. One of the players who have been linked with an exit from their current clubs is Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappé.