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Real Madrid veteran star hailed by international teammate: “One of the greatest players today”

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Real Madrid ace Luka Modric’s influence on the game at 38 years of age is incredible to witness. His longevity at the highest level is a marvel of nature.

The veteran has not had a big part to play in Real Madrid’s season thus far. When given the chance, however, he has not disappointed and his latest display against Cadiz is the best example.

In 90 minutes on the night, Modric provided one assist, and three key passes, and completed two successful dribbles.

Compatriot’s opinion

In a recent interview, Croatian goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic spoke about Luka Modric’s influence on the national team, his legacy for both club and country, and the veteran’s future at the international level.

“Modric is without a doubt one of the greatest players today. His contribution to any team and his leadership are invaluable,” he said about the Real Madrid star’s influence on the field despite his ripe age.

Livakovic went on to elaborate that the Croatian captain was his own master and extended his support to whatever decision he would take over his future.

“Luka makes decisions about his career and its continuation. Whatever he decides, we support him, the legacy he leaves.”

Livakovic praises Modric as one of the best. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

Finally, the goalkeeper spoke on the legacy Modric would leave behind the day he hangs his boots, saying,

“In the national team, and even in world football, he will have an indelible mark, but the way he played in the last two matches, I do not think he will leave soon.”

An untimely injury

Eduardo Camavinga’s injury while on duty with France took away Carlo Ancelotti’s most prized possession in the middle of the field. With Arda Guler and Aurelien Tchouameni already unavailable, the manager was constrained by resources.

The time thus looked apt for Modric to step into a bigger role in the team. Unfortunately, however, the veteran left the field injured in Real Madrid’s clash against Cadiz and has been ruled out for tonight’s blockbuster game against Napoli.

Los Blancos will hope that the veteran recovers at the earliest, for the upcoming match days in La Liga could well be decisive. Meanwhile, word has it that Dani Ceballos could start for the men in white later today.

Source: HR Sport

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Real Madrid midfielder set for a change in roles heading into the new season

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Federico Valverde, the dynamic midfielder for Real Madrid, is once again on the cusp of adapting to a new role under the guidance of coach Carlo Ancelotti, reports Mario Calderon for Mundo Deportivo

Valverde’s remarkable versatility has been a key asset for Real Madrid, allowing him to excel in various positions on the field. This adaptability has been crucial for the team, and it seems another transformation is on the horizon for the 25-year-old Uruguayan.

The team chances and so does Valverde

His potential shift in role comes amid changes within the team, notably the reassignment of the number ‘8’ shirt to Toni Kroos. 

The German midfielder’s responsibility for constructing the game will likely be shared among several players to ensure a seamless transition.

Here, Valverde’s ability to quickly grasp new concepts will be a significant advantage for both him and Ancelotti. Even during the current period, with many players still absent, Ancelotti is already strategizing on how to best integrate everyone into the team dynamics without compromising performance.

Federico Valverde might play a different role at Real Madrid next season. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Marcelo Bielsa must be credited

Valverde’s recent experiences with the Uruguayan national team in the Copa America under coach Marcelo Bielsa have further honed his skills. 

Bielsa entrusted Valverde with the captain’s armband and deployed him in a deeper role, where he was responsible for initiating plays from the back alongside his teammate, PSG’s young pivot, Manuel Ugarte. 

This experience has enriched Valverde’s understanding of the game, adding another layer to his already impressive skill set.

As the new season approaches, Valverde will need to re-establish himself in whatever role Ancelotti deems fit—be it as a winger, a pivot, or even a full-back, a position he has previously played under former coach Zinedine Zidane. 

Regardless of where he is positioned, Valverde’s importance to the team is undeniable. His versatility, coupled with his ability to adapt quickly, makes him a pivotal player for Real Madrid’s upcoming campaign.

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