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.
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been named the thread best playmaker of the decade according to the list compiled by the International institute of Football History and Statistics (IIFHS). The decade under review from the IIFHS was from 2011 to 2020. Luka Modric is the Croatian national team skipper and he has been named the third best playmaker from the last decade from 2011 to 2020. Luka Modric finished third behindthe Barcelona legendary duo of Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi. For the fifth time, Argentine international playmaker has been named the best.
Barcelona hitman Lionel Messi previously won the award in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019 before the latest announcement that he has won the award for 2021. In addition to winning the playmaker award five times, Lionel Messi has been named second on four occasions. The Barcelona Academy graduate came second in 2011, 2014, 2018 and 2020. Barcelona legends Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi played together for many years before the former left to sign for Vissel Kobe FC in the Asian country of Japan. Iniesta previously won the playmaker award twice in 2012 and 2013. Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne and Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos completed the top five for the IIFHS playmaker award.
Journalist Carlos Forjanes of Spanish newspaper AS recently revealed that Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is using veteran player Luka Modric in a mentorship role for hot prospect Martin Odegaard at the club. Zidane has a lot of faith in Odegaard who’s back at the club this season after a successful spell at Real Sociedad last term.
Martin Odegaard was given a start in the first game of the season for Real Madrid, an away game at the home of surprise league leaders Real Sociedad. The Norwegian international couldn’t do much about the match which ended in a goalless draw.His Real Madrid progress was stopped by an injury recently but the 21-year-old has returned to action.
Real Madrid are reportedly contemplating the sale of Croatia international Luka Modric as part of their summer clearout. According to Spanish tabloid AS Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane has put his approval on a transfer for the flamboyant midfielder.
The 33-year-old has been an ever-present in the starting line-up but has been ineffective this season. The current Balon d’Or winner has struggled to display the form that has seen him become one of the best midfielders in the past few seasons.
Modric has been a vital cog in the Madrid squad that has achieved successes in the past five seasons alongside Toni Kroos in the midfield. He has enjoyed a trophy-laden career at the Bernabeu winning four Champions League titles as well as theLiga BBVA title.
He was also awarded the best player at the 2018 FIFA World Cup where he led Croatia to their first appearance in the final.
However, at 33 he is in the twilight of his career and Zidane is looking to rebuild ahead of next season and wants players in their prime. The likes of Christian Ericksen and Paul Pogba have been linked to the club as possible replacements for the Croat.
It is understood that Zidane has met the Modric in which he revealed to him that he is not part of his plans for next season. Madrid have already moved to sign Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt and Eden Hazard is expected to be on his way from Chelsea/
Inter Milan are favourites to sign the midfielder with the Italian side coming close last summer to securing a transfer.
Inter Milan have already confirmed the signing of Atletico Madrid captain Diego Godin and Modric would be a decent signing for the club.
However, there could be other twist and turns that could occur between now and the end of the transfer window.
Real Madrid’s struggles in La Liga this season can be put down to various factors but one very obvious reason behind their weakness in the Spanish top flight have been their struggles in front of goal.
The Spanish giants managed to defeat Real Betis 2-1 at the Benito Villamarin on Sunday night with a last-gasp victory secured, thanks to long range efforts from World Cup finalist Luka Modric and Dani Ceballos. Again, manager Santiago Solari had to rely on individual brilliance for victory.
Real managed just 26.3% of the possession in Seville with Betis claiming 73.6% of the possession. Betis were in total control of the game bossing the engine room as Modric was left chasing shadows throughout the match.
Once again, Solari had no place for Isco in the starting lineup as the midfielder settled for a place on the bench igniting further speculations the Spaniard is on his way out of Spain.
Solari finished the game with a forward line consisting of the 19 year old Brahim Diaz, 21 year old Cristo Gonzalez and 18 year old Vinicius Junior, a far cry from what we have become used to seeing at the Spanish club over the years.
While this attack might be one for the future, it is certainly not good enough for the present.
Real Madrid are just being punished for their failure to sign a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo who departed Madrid for Turin in the summer. Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio are both out with long-term injuries.
Karim Benzema is also sidelined with a minor injury to his finger and Lucas Vazquez is suspended after seeing red in their last game. Luka Modric will be looking to step up for the Spanish giants as they continue to flounder this season. The Croatian certainly has what it takes.
Croatian maestro, Luka Modric recently wrote his name in the history books, becoming the first player to beat Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to the FIFA Best Men’s Player Award in over ten years.
According to the reports, Luka Modrić, the Real Madrid midfielder is the main person for unlocking a major effect in this transfer window. This transfer window could see Lazio star Sergej Milinković-Savić in-demand and João Mário of Inter also secure moves before the new season. The transfer window chaos is showing no signs of getting slow down and international Modrić of Croatian has presumably told his employers that this summer he wants to leave the Santiago Bernabéu.
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.