This will be good news for Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane as his midfielder Luka Modric has been released from international duty by Croatia. This follows a negotiation between the Real Madrid manager and his Croatian counterpart. The player has been allowed to leave the national team after playing the first match against Peru and has been allowed to rejoin his club.
Former Tottenham Hotspurs midfielder Luka Modric said that he wants to retire at Real Madrid. He made this statement after rising speculations that the player might be leaving the club at the end of his current contract.
He said that he feels happy at the club and that he is playing regularly at the moment and that there is nothing that he could ask for more. Modric said that as a player you want to spend most of your time on the pitch, and this is what he is doing at the moment.
Real Madrid playmaker Luka Modrichas sent a supporting message to his embattled teammate Gareth Bale.
Both former Tottenham Hotspur players at Madrid have history but it was for the greater good of the current situation that the Croatian back the Welshman. There have been rumours that Santiago faithful want the player out.
There are reports that Bale himself is gradually getting disillusioned at the club. He has not quite matched levels expected of him since his record £85 million move in 2013. He has suffered huge blows due to injuries and poor form that fans have turned on him. With KarimBenzema and Cristiano Ronaldo unavailable after Alvaro Morata’s transfer, the work has fallen on him and he has come up short.
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric said that he is excited about the new season and that he is looking to win trophies again.
He believes that Real Madrid has a great chance of winning the title again and that the players are all determined to achieve it.
He believes that there is a good team spirit within the group and that the players are working hard ahead of the new season. He said that it has been a wonderful game against Manchester United and that they are looking forward to replicating the same form in the Spanish league.
He said that their main rival will be Barcelona as well as Atletico Madrid and that they are looking forward to some tough encounters with these teams.
Concerning the departure of Neymar, he said that it is sad for a quality player to leave the Spanish league but he said that at the moment he wants to focus on his own team. He believes that they have a good manager in Zinedine Zidane and he knows what he wants to achieve with the team.
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric opines that it was their counter attacking style that helped them wreck Juve in the final of the Champions League.
Juve were expected to put up a stronger performance that they did at the final in Cardiff.
The game was hard fought and balance in the first half. However the second half was the game changer as Real ran off as eventual winners.
“[Zinedine] Zidane found the weak point of the Bianconeri defence, and we prepared for the final all week with that in mind. The Juve defenders are fantastic when they’re in position, but not if you catch them on the counter attack,” Modric said.
The player added that unlocking the defence helped them score three goals out of the four in the final. He gave Zidane the credit for the magic that rattled the opposition’s defence, ending in Real Madrid’s third Champions League title in four years.
It was back on August of 2012 when Luka Modric joined Real Madrid and signed a 5 year long deal with the Spanish club.
From there on out, Modric has done on to become one of the most influential players in the entire squad and he has embarked on a very successful career as the Croatian midfielder has lifted some of the most prestigious pieces of silverware in the world of football including: The UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup, just to name a few.
Luka Modric spent 4 seasons performing with Tottenham Hotspur but he failed to win any major trophy but with Real Madrid, things have quickly changed and the Croatian is clearly enjoying his time in the Santiago Bernabeu as Modric has extended his contract until June of 2020 and he has recently stated that he wants to continue performing for Real Madrid even beyond what his contract has established.
Real Madrid is facing tough times at the moment. Cristiano Ronaldo returned from injury late last year and seems not to have reached his best levels, even though he is aging.
Gareth Bale was ruled out for three months despite already having an underwhelming season. Now playmaker-defender Marcelo has been ruled out. Luka Modric is also facing time out in a crucial season for the club.
The club is still facing a transfer ban and would have to wait until the summer to get reinforcement but Coach Zinedine Zidane is targeting breaking the European record of lifting the UEFA Champions League back to back. The La Liga is also up for grabs but the current team seem to need help. They ended their unbeaten run, face a threat of being knocked out in the Copa del Rey and their advantage in the La Liga seem to be sliding away gradually. This is a season the La Liga is a big priority, having not won the title since Jose Mourinho’s spell in charge.
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema scored a late winner to ensure they got to the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League in the game against Sporting CP on Tuesday.
A draw would have been enough to ensure Zinedine Zidane’s men qualified alongside Borussia Dortmund but a victory meant Madrid continued their fine form.
Real Madrid humbled city rival Atletico Madrid 3-0 at Vicente Calderon last week in the La Liga to go four points clear in the league, and Zidane would be happy with the result recorded in Portugal. Zidane made just one change to the team that defeated Atletico in Sergio Ramos coming back to centre of defence.
The game was a special one for Cristiano Ronaldo as he was returning to his old club. The Portugal international used to play for Sporting before he moved to England to play for Manchester United. Ahead of the game, the pre-match talk was all about him, particularly after he scored a hat trick in the game against Atletico.
Real Madrid along with Barcelona and Athletic Madrid are currently located in the top spots of the Spanish League, this is something that is not surprising as those 3 clubs have traditionally been the leaders of Spain as the ones that are considered as the best teams of that league.
Even though Real Madrid is competing for the top spot of La Liga, they have recently been hit with a number of injuries with a few key players sustaining injuries that have and will be keeping them out of the playing grounds for some time.
Marcelo, Casemiro, James Rodriguez, Fabio Coentrao and Luka Modric are all of the more recognized and influential players in Real Madrid that have recently picked up injuries.
Luka Modric underwent a knee surgery in early October and he is expected to stay out of the field for around 1 month which is a huge blow for ZinedineZidane as the Frenchman has been utilizing the services of Modric as one of his main players in the midfield along with Toni Kroos and they both played a huge role in the UEFA Champions League success of the previous season.
When people talk about Real Madrid, the names that usually come along are: Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale or KarimBenzema.
Those are the players that always get the headlines and the center stage of the media as they are the ones that score most goals and are constantly sparking life with dribbling moves as well as flashy movements which are generally used to get past the opposing defenders.
In the world of football, the offensive players are the ones that receive more praise and recognition as they mark on the score-sheet on a more consistent basis than in comparison to any other performers in the rest of the squad.
Luka Modric is not a name that pops up as much as some of his teammates but nonetheless, the influence that the Croatian has in Real Madrid is huge as he is a player that is consistently providing passes to every single one of his partners located in the pitch.
If control is needed in the midfield, Modric is there to provide it. If speed is needed then the Croatian can do it as well, the former Tottenham Hotspur player is a complete midfielder who can inject anything that is needed for his team during a match.