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Kroos and Modric, like good wine

They will be physically worse off and they won’t last the ninety minutes, but Tony Kroos and Luka modric they are still two artists of this sport. Despite the fact that every time they play a game below the level that we are used to, voices come out that consider that they can no longer be starters in a club of the requirement of real Madridwhen the important games arrive they do not fail and show that quality does not age, and that they have plenty of talent to dominate the midfield against any team.

Absolute control of the white midfield

In the round of 16 second leg of the fetish competition for the whites, the Champions Leagueagainst him Liverpool, the legendary interiors of the midfield ‘merengue’ gave a soccer recital, moving the ball from one side to another to the despair of the ‘reds’ players, who, no matter how much they pressed, always saw how the ball ran more than them. In this meeting, the midfielders of ancelotti They once again showed the world that these types of highly-demanding matches fit like a glove and that they still have a lot to go on, being dismissed with the standing ovation of a ‘Viking’ temple. Furthermore, his own Carletto did not hesitate to praise them in the press conference after the game: “It was a very good game for Kroos and Modric. The team could be a little scared when it came to handling the ball to avoid pressure from the rival, but they serve the ball very well from behind.”

Both are idols of the Madrid fans, who witness week after week the quality that they treasure in their boots, and who have been able to enjoy the two of them together in the wide area of ​​the Bernabéu since the season 2014-15in which the German arrived from the Bayern Munich At the express request of the current coach, Carlo Ancelotti.

Since the arrival of Zinedine Zidane to the bench in January 2016, casemiro he assumed the role of undisputed pivot, joining them, and forming one of the most mythical midfielder trios in the history of the King of Sports. The three have in their palmares 5 Champions each, of which 4 The three have been forming together in the midfield. But everything has its end, and this last summer the Brazilian decided to embark on a new adventure and join the ranks of the Manchester Utdleaving the team’s anchor place for Tchouameni and camavingawhich provide a very important physical display for the interiors.

Modric, Casemiro and Kroos, with the last Champions


Current and future importance

It is not common that in modern football, where the physique is becoming more and more important, two interiors of 33 years in the case of Tony, and 37 years in the case of Luke, They can take the handle of the match regardless of the rival they have in front of them. It is true that they cannot be headlines every week, but this course takes a considerable number of minutes, 2,611′ for german and 2,340′ for the Croatian, showing that they continue to be fundamental in the schemes of the Italian coach, who has defended his importance in the team: “Modric and Kroos They don’t play for the career they’ve had, but because they deserve it.”

The two end their contract next June 30thbut they are in a different situation regarding their future at the club.

Florentino Perez wants to renew one more year Krooswho has not decided what to do and is considering withdrawing: “I am thinking about what to do next season, I am in contact with the club. My experience tells me that the best thing is to talk about things inside. There are many factors, you have to be honest. The decision won’t take long.. At the moment there is no decision, but we are calm because neither party will do nonsense. I am very calm, I am playing a lot and I think I can still help the team. It is normal that with this calendar sometimes he is a substitute or does not finish games”, declared the “8” white.

Instead, Modric wants to stay another year, but in the technical secretariat of Thorn Shell They have decided that they would only offer to extend the contract in the event that they do not sign Jude Bellingham or German is not renewed, since the three are not considered compatible.

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