Modric 2022: the new challenges of the Croatian genius
ANDl Real Madrid has already made the renewal of Luka modric. How MARCA progressed last December, it was something agreed upon but it was necessary for both parties to confirm it. If there was any doubt, Throughout 2021 the Croatian genius has confirmed that he has rope for a while being undoubtedly one of the best players of the season. Now Luka calmly looks at the new challenges, which go beyond next season since his dream is to retire in white.
Play at the new Bernabéu:
Real Madrid continues to advance in the works of the new Bernabéu taking advantage of the fact that throughout this last season it has been played in the Di Stefano and that summer is ahead to continue accelerating the project. One of Modric’s dreams is to be able to step on the new stadium as a Madrid player, but that would surely imply renewing yet another season in white, until 2023, since the new Bernabéu will be a reality for the 2022-2023 campaign. The player, at 35 years old, sees himself with the strength for now to continue at the highest level and his idea is to retire at Madrid.
Win a fifth Champions:
It is something within the reach of very few in the history of football. Luka’s goal is to win another Champions with Real Madrid. It would be the fifth in his record, having been in the other four dressed in white. I would match other madridistas like Di Stefano and a good part of that historical team: Héctor Rial, Juan Alonso, Juan Santiesteban, Marquitos, Rafael Lesmes and José María Zárraga. But also to Christian, who won the four of Madrid and one with United, and Maldini, five with Milan. Gento remains at the top with six.
The fourth foreigner with the most matches:
Modric is going to face his tenth season with Real Madrid. It is undoubtedly a more than considerable figure. In the current squad Ramos, Marcelo, Varane, Nacho or Benzema they have overcome that barrier. But Modric already expects next season to exceed 400 games with the white team jersey. He adds 391, just five from Di Stéfano, and has Cristiano’s 438 at his fingertips. If he surpassed him, he would become the fourth foreign player for Madrid with the most games: only behind Benzema, the foreigner with the most games with 559, equaling Michel in the top ten, Marcelo (528) and Roberto Carlos (527).
Four Euro Cups and four World Cups ?:
The last World Cup was a turning point in Modric’s career. In addition to his performance in Madrid, it earned him the Ballon d’Or after falling in the final with France. Now Modric looks at the Eurocup with Croatia, who has England in his group, Czech Republic and Scotland. He knows that it will not be easy to repeat the feat of the past World, but he is once again one of the great stars of the tournament and the great hope of his country. At 35, he is one of the oldest in the tournament. It will be his fourth European Championship after playing those of 2008, 2012 and 2016. He also has another challenge with his team, being able to play his fourth World Cup in December 2022 in Qatar. In addition, Luka became the Croatian player with the most caps last March, with 135, surpassing Srna’s 134 against Cyprus.