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.
Modric excited for new season
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.
MODRIC: COUNTER ATTACK STYLE WRECKED JUVE
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.
LUKA MODRIC AND MARCELO SIDELINED
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.
Luka Modric is out of action for around 1 month
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 the operation was successfully completed, Luka Modric gave an update to his fans and his teammates giving details about how everything went through as he wrote on his instagram account:
Luka Modric is a silent midfielder that makes a loud noise
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.
Luka Modric A Key Player
In the match that Croatia had against Portugal in Euro 2016 Luka Modric as well as Mario Mandzukic were hopefuls on whom the team depended upon for performing against their opponent.
Luka is considered to be one of the key players of Croatia and he as well as Mario trained well for the game in round 16 when they were up against Portugal. However, the reason that the players had to focus on their training was because both players were recovering from injuries. The coach has stated that he had doubts whether Luka and Mario were in shape to play the game for the entire 90 minutes. He had stated this a day before the match. He stated that both players appeared to be in good shape. Luka and Mario had been injured during the game that Croatia played against Czech Republic which had ended with a draw of 2-2.
Modric had suffered muscle injuries that were the playmaker in the game. He was unable to play the match in the final group stage, which resulted in a win against Spain. The return of the two players was crucial for the match against Portugal. It was a point when the country was looking at progressing up the ranks in the tournament. It also brought back memories of the team’s performance in the tournament in 2008 and 1996 when the country was able to move to the quarter finals.
Luka Modric states that Real Madrid deserved to win the Champions League trophy
Croatia and Real Madrid midfielder has said that Real Madrid deserved to win the Champions League trophy.
He said that the Champions League trophy belonged to Real Madrid, and it is natural for them to win it.
He admitted that the game against Atletico Madrid was not easy and that they had to dig deep in order to win the match. He said that the humidity in the air did not help and that they had to give everything they can in order to get the result. For him, it was a good team effort and their fighting ability that helped them win the game.
He said that the Champions League is only a trophy that big clubs win and that Real Madrid is currently the best team in the world, and they deserved to win the trophy. Indeed, this was the 11th Champions League by Real as they managed to beat Atletico Madrid on penalties.
The match was quite a tight one with both teams not wanting to commit any mistakes during the game. It was Real Madrid who opened the score in the first half with a goal from Sergio Ramos. From then on, Real Madrid tried to control the game and restricted Atletico to some few chances that did not cause any harm.
Luka Modric And Team Geared Up To Play Against Manchester City
Luka Modric, who is a Croatian footballer, plays as a central midfielder for Spanish club and also known for his defensive and attacking midfielder skills.
The La Liga match that was held midweek kept entertaining the viewers with a lot of drama, but there were brilliant goals achieved. The Real Madrid played against Villarreal on 20th April and achieved victory by 3-0 and it was the Croatian footballer who played brilliantly to win. The player did all he could to gain control over a high ball during the match against Villarreal. Luka Modric and his team members Lucas Vazquez and Karim Benzema put their skills and efforts for victory of Real Madrid.
Real Madrid is all set to play their next match against the Manchester City. The former goal keeper of Real Madrid recently revealed some of the best players from the team he would have chosen if he had been given that option. Iker Casillas chose Illgner as the goalkeeper as this player has offered great help during his initial years. He also said that Illgner was one of the significant players of the 7th European Cup victory team. Salgado was picked as the defender as he has the ability of getting up and down brilliantly and is a strong defensive player as well. In addition, Roberto Carlos was chosen as the defender.
Steve Evans may get Fired soon
Leeds United are set to manager Steve Evans over poor and inconsistent form throughout the 2015-16 season.
Owner Massimo Cellino did not openly admit that the change was going to happen, but he provided subtle hints that the club will be undergoing a managerial change once again in the summer. It was only recently that the club’s hopes of finishing in the play-off places was reinvigorated following a three match winning run. This came to an end after a 4-1 Huddersfield Town before the international break. The result left the club 13th in the table.
However, it will come as a surprise to know that the club are considering a managerial change in less than 12 months. Evans came to the club in October 2015. The Scotland boss claims that he does not feel that he has done a bad job at Elland Road. The club has suffered seven defeats in the league since October, which is a greater percentage than under previous management. Throughout the whole campaign, the club has lost 12 matches. The biggest problem for the club has been scoring goals, as they have managed exactly 1 goal per game.