Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone told Luka Modric to play together.
Soccer media “Tribuna” reported on the 7th (Korean time) that “Coach Simeone told Luka Modric at the Madrid Derby.”
Real Madrid met Atletico Madrid in the 23rd round of Spain’s La Liga in the 2023/24 season at Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain, on the 5th and drew 1-1.
Real Madrid scored the first goal. In the 20th minute of the first half, a ball that hit Koke’s foot was connected to Brahim Diaz. Real Madrid took the lead as Diaz neatly pushed in.
The first half ended with Real Madrid ahead, but Atletico Madrid balanced just before the end of the second half. Marcos Llorente scored the equalizer with a header from Memphis Depay in the fourth minute of extra time in the second half. The match ended 1-1.
An interesting scene was captured during the game. In the 31st minute of the second half, Modric was waiting on the sideline to enter the stadium on behalf of Hodrigo. At that time, coach Simeone was shown telling Modric, “Luka! Luca! Play for our team.”
Modric is likely to leave Real Madrid this summer. According to Spain’s Cadena Ser, Real Madrid has decided not to renew his contract with him.
It was already foreseen to some extent. Modric’s position has become somewhat ambiguous from this season. With the advent of aging society, Jude Bellingham, dubbed the world’s most talented midfielder, has been hired. In addition, there were players with a promising future such as Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga.
As the playing time decreased, Modric said in an interview with his own media, “I don’t want to comment now because I have a lot of time left until winter,” but added, “We’ll see what the future holds.” 토토사이트
Modric’s agent also said, “Saudi Club? There was a team that wanted to sign him last summer, too. He has offers from several Saudi clubs. Currently, he is thinking about Real Madrid, but if there is a suitable offer, he may move to Saudi Arabia.” There is a high possibility that he will leave the team after the season is over.
Modric is one of the best midfielders in the world. He has been recognized for his unique pass and de-pressure ability. He wore a Real Madrid uniform and won trophies in almost every competition including the UEFA Champions League. In particular, he won the Ballon d’Or and FIFA Player of the Year awards in 2018, destroying Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s two-pronged system.