MADRID: Real Madrid’s best player in the last three months is a 35-year-old who will end his contract this summer.
Luka Modric can be said to be Real Madrid’s best player of the season besides being selected as the best player of the month by club supporters in November, December and January.
In fact he was able to win in February as well.
No one in Zinedine Zidane’s squad is older and only four players play more in the 2020/21 season, one of them is goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
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Modric shared third place in the club’s top scoring list and five assists.
A comparison can be made between Modric and Frenkie de Jong in Barcelona, another midfielder who is 12 years younger apart from going through a great season.
Modric dribbled more than De Jong, more abused, intercepted more balls, more attempts, obstacles and scored the same number of goals.
“I still have the same desire to play, to compete for a place, and I really want to show that age is not a problem,” Modric said.
“What matters is how you play on the field and I hope to be able to stay at this level for a longer period of time.”
Real Madrid will face Real Valladolid tomorrow while hoping to reduce the gap behind Atletico which will await Levante’s presence.
Barcelona, which is in third place, is waiting for Cadiz.