Spain’s most sold newspaper, Marca, publishes today an exclusive interview with Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric. The Croatian told the Madrid daily: “Carlo Ancelotti trusts me, and that’s why I’m playing better.”
“Playing every game makes me feel in a good state of shape,” he added.
“Modric looks at 2014 full of self-confidence and ambition,” Marca claims. “The celebration in Mestalla shows how united we are as a team,” Modric told the paper.
When asked about former Tottenham Hotspur team-mate Gareth Bale, now at Real Madrid, Modric stated “we’ll see the best Bale after Christmas.”
Marca also publishes a special report on Los Blancos main defensive weakness. “The danger comes from air balls,” they title, pointing out the last four goals Madrid have conceded have been in corner-kick situations.
Meanwhile, the other main Spanish sports newspaper, As, reports that Cristiano Ronaldo has been picked in La Gazzetta dello Sport’s Best XI of the Year. “The Italian newspaper has left Leo Messi out,” they highlight.