The engine is Modric

At 35, the Croatian is the Madrid player who recovers the most balls in the league. With its renewal agreed, it continues to give reasons to continue in white.


Luka Modric is living a second youth. He is 35 years old, but he runs and plays the same or more than when he arrived at Madrid in 2012. As if that were not enough, the numbers also guarantee him as one of the most important players in the squad, and not only in the offensive phase . The Croatian is the team leader in balls recovered this season in LaLiga (104). It surpasses Casemiro (95), Varane (86) and Ramos (80), according to data from Opta. He averages 5.78 steals per game (18) in this league. It should be noted that he is also first with a lot of difference in recoveries in the last third of the field (18), proving to be key in pressure after loss.

In attack, it is still very important in the creation phase. He is second, behind Toni Kroos, in good passes. Add 979, to 1156 from German. His percentage of success in the delivery is 90%. In rival field, has given 697 passes. Closer to the rival's goal, in addition to the three goals and two assists that this course has taken, we must praise the 29 dribbles completed (also a leader in this statistic) and the five great chances created, the same as Benzema, Rodrygo and Kroos.

His performance is more than enough for the board to renew him one more season. As this newspaper has already advanced, the agreement has already been agreed and the Croatian will remain in white until June 2022. "I'm talking to the club and everything is going in the right direction. I'm happy with how things are going, but I can't say more" he commented at a press conference a few weeks ago. He continues to be a heavyweight for Zidane and not even the arrival of young people like Odegaard has displaced him from the position.

Difficult to expect this level when Madrid bought it from Tottenham in exchange for 35 million euros. Modric has become a Real Madrid legend, doing his part to win four Champions League, four Club World Cups, two Leagues and a King's Cup.

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