Luka Modric: I’ve had to be patient

Luka Modric: I’ve had to be patient

Luka Modric

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has said he is nearing a comeback to first team training but has had to be patient in his recovery from a groin injury.

The Croatian hasn’t featured for Los Blancos since November having picked up the issue while on international duty. Reports this week suggest the former Tottenham Hotspur man is one month away from making a possible first team comeback, providing Carlo Ancelotti with a timely boost as Real look to progress in the latter stages of the Champions League and win their first La Liga title since 2012.

Speaking to Sportske Novosti about his time on the sidelines, Modric revealed it had been a frustrating period for him.

“With these types of injuries, if you rush you run the risk of re-injuring it and you can’t be impatient.  The most important thing is that you are ready to come back and play at the level you were at when you got the injury.  I’ll be back to 100% very soon,” he stated.

And he went on to add that he was happy with the Real Madrid medical team.

“I’m very happy with how [the Real Madrid medical staff] are treating me.  The rehabilitation in Belgium, the treatment in Vitoria and the exams in Munich were all agreed upon by everyone and under the full supervision of the Real Madrid medical staff.  Due to the complexity of the injury, we consulted the top experts and everyone was in agreement, from the diagnosis to the rehabilitation and necessary time of recovery.  That’s the only reason why I’m so calm and confident in what we’re doing,” he commented.

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  1. thanx for updates and good my team{real madrid}i would like to say, “please you’re about revange what happened at Atletico Madrid”

  2. Com’n magician luka we need you, our mid park isn’t as solidity as it used to be….wishing you swiftLy recovery once again!!

  3. Guys, I’m a big Real Madrid fan but what you guys are commenting needs to stop. “Come back so you can help Ronaldo score more goals.” wtf! So stupid

  4. The number of people reacting to this post is clearly the indication that things are not going well on the pitch. Hopefully his return will turn things around. In my opinion if L. Silva is given a chance, i believe he can fulfill that role also.

  5. Luka modric madrid needs you, if modric wasnt injured madriid still wouldnt have lost a game, luka is their best mid field play maker

  6. L. Silva is maybe good. But other players must give him a ball and they must belive in him. And for that to hapend it needs a 7 games. Just like they did not belive in Modric when he start to play for Real Madrid. And look now they win a lot whit him last year.