The engine is Modric

Luka modric he 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 . Croatian is team leader in balls recovered this season in LaLiga (104). Exceeds Casemiro (95), Varane (86) and Bouquets (80), according to data from Opta. Average 5.78 robberies 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 the pressure after loss.

In attack, it is still very important in the creation phase. It is second, behind Toni Kroos, in good passes. Sum 979, by 1156 from the German. His percentage of success in the delivery is 90%. In rival field, has given 697 passes. Closer to the rival goal, in addition to the three goals and two assists that this course takes, we must praise the 29 dribbles completed (also a leader in this statistic) and the five great occasions 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 is already 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 is still a heavyweight for Zidane and not even the arrival of young people like Odegaard has displaced him from the post.

It is difficult to expect this level when Madrid bought it from Tottenham in exchange for 35 million euros. Modric has become a legend of Real Madrid, contributing their grain of sand to win four Champions League, four World of Clubs, two Suspenders and one Cup of the King.

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