The day after the victory against Legia Warsaw, Luka Modric attended the journalist in the press conference. The club made public the extension of Modric contract until 2020, when the player will turn 35 years old: “I hope this is not my last renewal. My desire and my idea is retiring at Real Madrid. With this renewal, I’m closer to the challenge”, the midfielder said.
The Croatian footballer arrived to Madrid in 2012 after a €30M deal. There were a lot of people criticizing the transfer: “The criticism didn’t hurt me. I knew I arrived to the biggest club in the world, and the demand was maximum. I was ready for this. It didn’t start well, at the beginning, but I didn’t doubt about myself. I knew I’ll triumph. I was sure because of my job”, Modric explained.
Luka Modric started the press conference thanking the club: “It’s a very especial day. I’m very happy and exciting for extending my contract with Real Madrid, the best club in the world. I want to thank the club and Florentino for trusting me. I hope to have many more successful years in the future here”.
The supporters are already missing Luka Modric, who is injured. We don’t know yet when he is coming back: “I feel good. Every day is better. I work hard to come back ASAP. Tell when… I don’t want to. Every day I feel better. I hope to come back soon to the pitch but I can’t say when”.
Modric was also asked about his relationship with Zizou: “My relationship with the coach is very good. From the day he arrived as the first coach of the team. Even when he was Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant, I had a good relationship. I know what he wants for me and I try to do it. I’m thankful for his support every day, also now that I’m injured”.
Finally, the midfielder wanted to explain what title he wants to win this year: “Since I arrived here, I won everything except La Liga. We can say that our priority is winning La Liga. Four years without winning it, it’s too much. This doesn’t mean that we don’t want to win the Champions League, Copa del Rey… We want to be the first defending champions in winning the Champions League”, Modric finished.