A gentlemen's pact prevents Modric from playing against Georgia

The Croatian returned from Zagreb and went to Valdebebas. In the club they were suspicious of the chess federation: he had been injured in the previous team stoppages.


Once the classification of Croatia for the 2020 European Championship is completed, Luka Modric has returned to Madrid and the first thing he has done is go to the Sports City of Valdebebas, where he has been before returning to training with the rest of the squad. Zidane gave two and a half days rest to the rest of the players not summoned with their respective teams. The attitude of the Croatian, who asked for permission, obtaining it, has really liked it in Madrid, which was a bit suspicious of the chess federation.

But in the background lies a gentlemen's agreement. In both the selection stop of September and October, the current Golden Ball ended up injured. In September, in the match that faced Croatia with Azerbaijan where he suffered a muscle injury in the adductor of the right leg: he lost the games against Levante, Sevilla and Osasuna in the League, and the Champions League premiere against PSG. He returned to the derby against Atlético de Madrid, where he played 22 minutes

In the next stoppage, the Croatian fell back injured, this time against Wales by his partner and friend Gareth Bale. On this occasion, the Balkan midfielder was diagnosed with a bruise on the quadriceps of the right leg. Modric himself was cautious when explaining how he would feel this new injury within the white team: “I think Madrid will say nothing, because it is a small injury that I think will not take me out of the field for a long time ”: He did not play in the defeat against Mallorca or in the victory against Galatasaray in Turkish lands. Now, and after a week of hustle and bustle for the Croatian (on Tuesday he received the Golden Foot with fright included in the return to Croatian lands, the qualification for the Euro-2020 ...) already rejoins the Madrid discipline to start preparing the intense week that comes to the whites: Real Sociedad (Saturday 23, 21:00 hours), the very important Champions League match against PSG (Tuesday 26, 21: 00h.) and before Alavés (Saturday 30, at 13: 00h.) ...

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