The Real Madrid star’s contract is on the verge of exhaustion, but he knows exactly where he wants to be in the future.
Real Madrid versatile midfielder Luka Modric is excited to extend his contract at the club after the expiry. Moreover, the Croatian wants to end his career with Los Blancos despite losing his form lately. He also defended boss Zinedine Zidane from criticism following Madrid’s descending performance recently.
The 35-year-old has the option to leave the Spanish capital on a free transfer after June 2021. Also, Modric denied a move to his former club Tottenham. He left the north London club in 2012. But Madrid now does not desire to discuss his new deal until January next year.
A wise decision.
We could say that the former Ballon d’Or winner has lost his regular spot in the team lately. With only 22 La Liga starts during the last season, and just once in the three Champions League fixtures this campaign. Nevertheless, Modric stays to play a crucial role in Zidane’s side.
The Croatia international accepted his doubts regarding his future, however, is sure about what he wants with Madrid. “I feel good. These games you mention I didn’t play in, it’s the coach’s decision. When I come on, I hope to help the team and do a good job.”
“I feel good, I feel strong, and I still have plenty of football in my legs and strengths to continue, but let’s see what happens in the future. A lot of people are talking and ask about my situation but let’s see what happens. I’m calm. I just want to help the team as always.
“I’ve said many times and I’ll say it again, I’m very happy at Madrid and I’d love to end my career here, but let’s see what happens. Maybe you thought my answer was a bit cold because I’ve been asked many times and I’ve said the same answer many times. I feel good and I want to stay in Madrid for as long as I feel I can help the team.
“Who wouldn’t want to end their career at Real Madrid? But it depends on a lot of things. But there is no-one who’d be happier than me to continue at Real Madrid.”
In addition, Modric defended his coach Zidane following Madrid’s poor display of football across all competitions. “It’s not just recently we’ve defended the coach – we’ve always defended him since he came to Real Madrid,” he said.
“Every time they ask us about him, the criticism he receives, of course, we’re with him. We’ve never doubted him. We’ve won many things together and we hope this continues in the future. It’s normal we defend our coach; it’s always been like that. We’ve won many things with him and I hope we continue to win things.”