Injuries are behind me – Luka Modric

Injuries are behind me – Luka Modric

Luka Modric

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has said his injury problems are behind him and he’s looking forward to a successful season ahead.

The Croatian missed most of last campaign with two injuries and his presence in midfield was missed as Los Blancos blew their lead in the title race and also fell at the semi-final hurdle in the Champions League against Juventus.

Now back to full fitness, Modric said he is delighted to be playing and taking part in pre-season and working with his team mates again.

Speaking to reporters in Melbourne ahead of the game against Manchester City, Modric said: “Last season was extremely tough for me. I had two serious injuries and I want to put them behind me now. I don’t have any niggles and I’m training well. I am going to give it my all, as I always do, to repay the manager for the trust he’s placed in me and to help the team.”

He added: “We’re training really well. We have two sessions a day. It’s very hard work, but this is the preseason and we want to be in good shape for the year ahead. Training is a lot of fun because it includes a lot of ball work. We’re happy with the way training is going and I’m certain our fitness is going to increase. There’s a very positive mood around the camp.”

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