Luka Modric of Real Madrid continues to shine as one of football’s most exceptional midfielders.
The talented Croatian, who has become a vital part of both Real Madrid and Croatia’s midfield, showcased his brilliance once more during his national team’s recent Euro 2024 qualifying match, where they secured a resounding 5-0 victory against Latvia.
Even though Modric didn’t manage to score or contribute directly to goals in this match, the 38-year-old maestro played for 61 minutes under the management of Nico Kovac. His standout moment came when the HNK Rijeka stadium erupted in applause, accompanied by enthusiastic ‘Happy birthday’ chants, as he celebrated his 38th birthday in spectacular fashion. This heartwarming reception highlighted the immense respect and admiration he commands in the world of football.
The Croatia captain, who broke the Ballon d’Or duopoly of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in 2018, has etched his name in the hearts of countless fans wherever he plays. Supporters from all corners of the globe are consistently moved to applaud the mesmerizing displays of this midfield virtuoso.
Modric, however, harbours the hope that he can maintain his exceptional form at the highest level for as long as he desires, as he recently revealed in his latest interview with Sportske Novosti, as reported by Madrid Universal.