The crack from Real Madrid and his message to Mbappe: “He made this decision and now he will have to live with it”
Luka Modric played several songs for a Croatian media. He talks about Mbappe, the victory over Paris Saint-Germain, and the departure of Sergio Ramos.
Luka Modric checked into the microphones of Sportske, one of his country’s main media, and spoke about the decision made by Kylian Mbappe. The French ended up refusing Real Madrid again to stay at PSG when the white team believed in his signature.
The Croatian midfielder also remembers the poor match he played in Paris in the last 16 of the Champions League, but stresses that they are convinced that they will restore things at the Bernabeu.
Was this Champions League the best of your career?
“The least, and the most special, is because of the way we won. I remember the 2014 Décima tournament and the unforgettable sensations came back to me, but even on top of that… It’s because of this Champions League. But what did we do?
His big celebration after the elimination of Paris Saint-Germain
“Purely spontaneous. For me, this was an essential game. Before Paris there were some doubts around us, few believed that we could eliminate the ‘huge team’, who were so outspoken to win the Champions League. And they completely outdid us at the Parc des Princes, where We were so bad ;so that doubts began to wane about the dead.People really started talking about the need to replace players, especially veterans, to make new legs, to draw a new draft, and things like that.
Many considered Real Madrid to be eliminated
”You get used to being suspicious of this kind of gathering. Because as soon as something doesn’t work, they sprout like mushrooms after rain. But look, all of that has always motivated me. Moreover, I will tell you an anecdote. At Parque de los Principes, when Carvajal and I were substituted, I told him on the bench: “Carva, you’ll see, we crushed them at the Bernabéu, you’ll see.”
What did Carvajal say?
”As safe. Because they were better in Paris, but even with our poor play, there wasn’t so much of a difference that you thought it was impossible. We talked a lot, faith was growing day by day in the locker room and when match day arrived, I saw in the eyes of my teammates the excitement of the great nights. When we are connected, focused, full of energy and breathing as one, there is no team in the world that we can’t beat.
Did you change your shirt with Mbappe that night?
“No (laughs), but I know where you’re going. The last time in Paris, where I was on the way to the locker room at the break, I asked for it and he gave it to me.
“But sorry for what? Please! In fact, everything that was published in the press seemed funny to me. I understand the media, which makes any event “special”, but this scene was just the fulfillment of a child’s dream. The son of Vida (teammate) Mbappe loves it and asked me to try it. Of course I did, but I would do it for any kid. With Kylian, for my group I’ve already swapped shirts in previous games.
He decided to continue in Paris
Mbappe decided what he decided, it was his right and now he will have to live with that decision. We all thought it was coming, it didn’t, and now what? We will not crucify him. He’s a great player, but as I always say, in any context, no one is more important than his club. Real Madrid is the greatest, he is above everything and always will be.
Is it possible to come then to Madrid?
“Time will tell.”
The departure of Sergio Ramos
“Whenever someone has been involved for so many years with foliage, it hurts. It was nine years with Serge. From day one he was close to me, he helped me adapt, he encouraged me when I wasn’t in the first team, he believed in my potential. We became good friends. , and our families spend time together, we vacation together. Nowadays we chat every day. I miss him, but this is the way things are in football. No one survives the changes. But as I said before, this is Real Madrid. And it has been Emphasizing that without everyone, you can and will continue along the headlines paths. Tomorrow, when the elderly leave, those young people and those who will come with the same DNA will continue. We all pass. Only Madrid remains.
His relationship with Ancelotti
“As in the first season, he is flawless. We talk a lot about football and often about other topics in life as well. I never forget, no matter how aware of everything he values me, that he is a coach and I am his player.
Real Madrid fans love him so much
“I still get goosebumps from the applause. I am very proud that the fans welcomed me so much. Madrid is a very special feeling.”