Real Madrid legend Luka Modric had no worry about his fitness and age and has not felt the need to talk to Carlo Ancelotti to manage his minutes this season, despite the upcoming World Cup.
The 2022 edition of FIFA’s world cup tournament takes place in Qatar between November and December, with Modric’s Croatia qualifying.
On the other hand, Real Madrid are facing another season with their veteran guard, but as last campaign showed, they have shown their incredibly underestimated strengths as time goes on.
For Los Blancos, no one is as crucial as Luka Modric after Karim Benzema. Surprisingly the Croatian midfielder seems immune to the effects of aging and is due to turn 37 this season.
This year would be an exhausting one when Real Madrid will play in six competitions in total this season and Modric will be one of those headed to Qatar for the World Cup in November if injury allows.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of Real Madrid’s Super Cup against Eintracht Frankfurt, Modric said he had no worry about it.
“I don’t see it being any different, as I’ve always said, age doesn’t matter. What matters is what you do on the pitch, you don’t need to look at your age. I feel very good playing.”
“I speak to the coach every day, but not about this. The coach knows that I like to play and when I play, I feel better.
“I feel good, available to the team to give my all to help the team in every way. The World Cup doesn’t change anything for me, I just have to be ready, train well, and be available to the coach.”
Modric, as well as Karim Benzema, was also asked by the media how Madrid could improve on last season when they won a LaLiga and Champions League double.
He spoke to the journalist,
“To be at this level you have to work hard and be committed on and off the pitch, that’s what we’re doing,”
“We have a very good group of players here, we are ready for a good season, we are going to give everything as we do every year.”