After a long tug of war with Tottenham i Daniel Levy,, Real Madrid signed Luka Modric August 27, 2012; landing a player who really came into his own in the Premier League and became a star in Madrid.
The Croat joined in front of what will be Jose Mourinho’s last season at the Bernabéu. It didn’t take him time to adjust to his new club, becoming a key member of the team during the first few months and ending his first season by recording 53 appearances and contributing four goals and eight assists.
Almost nine years and more Luke he won virtually every major honor in the game; Sports News looked back on his career in a special issue on the 15th anniversary of his national team debut and interviewed those who have worked with Modric – among them, José Mourinho. The Portuguese coach had only words of praise for the midfielder and remembered his own early days at Real Madrid.
Modric arrives in Madrid
Mom Modric away from Tottenham, an express petition from Mourinho, was an extremely complicated operation, as the coach explained: “I pushed hard for Real Madrid to sign Modric because he had everything we needed for the team – technique, vision and good reading of the game, quality of decision making, speed he thought, he can play the ball long or short, to score off the field, he knew how to press, he is intelligent in positioning and he had intensity. We needed all that at Real “.
Modric he had no problems with settlement. “He has adapted very calmly to life at Real. Despite daily demands, public pressure. Luka is a very balanced person and confident. He learned very quickly what Real Madrid is talking about, understanding the size of the club and what their goals are,” he added. . “He’s a guy who works for the team. A great professional, who has a quiet life, enjoys his family, works hard and is confident in himself, but modest in it.”
Madrid No. 10 spent 15 years playing for the Croatian national team and Mourinho congratulated him on making history. “When someone can go down in history in what he does, he becomes immortal. Luka Modric won the Golden Ball, he is beyond comparison …”.