Not when Real Madrid falls does Luka Modric, who doesn’t even stumble. The Croat, in an unalterably good state of form, was one of the few, very few, who stuck their heads before him. Getafe (1-0). Meanwhile, most of his companions sink between the harshness and the tactical master of those of Quique Sánchez Flores.
The ’10’ sponsored the few moments of lucidity of the leader, off in the Coliseum. “We have stayed one more day on vacation”, Ancelotti summarized with crudeness and sincerity at a press conference. The Italian did not say it, but in that criticism he excluded the midfielder, who emptied himself in both halves of the field.
Modric headed the statistics for dribbling (2) and shots on goal (2; demanding the most spectacular Soria in 15 ‘) and the post (1). With 86.84% accuracy, distributed in short and long (7, wearing a glove), also with a back pass.
With 99 rings, Only Casemiro (110) intervened more than he. His ideas bothered Getafe, who tried to stop him with three fouls (for four to Lucas and Hazard). And I don’t know how to save any of the hard work, with six recoveries (only surpassed by Casemiro’s 14) and one anticipation.
That’s why or exhibitions like the derby Modric is the seventh most used footballer this season by Ancelotti, with 1,396 minutes in which he has distributed five assists. In the Champions group he started four days, completing three of the games; his only substitution did not go well, the night of the Sheriff’s 1-2. In the League he has also started the 13 games in which he has been available, playing the 90 minutes in four of them.
And that’s why the club, as MARCA reported in November,has decided to renew his contract, which ends in 2022, until 2023. On the way to 37 years old and with the incentive to get out of the World Cup in Qatar, at this level there is no immediate end in sight …