Luka Modric is extending another year with Real Madrid, as Zidane expects more service from Croatian midfielder.
The former Tottenham spur midfielder will turn 36 in September this year, as both national team and club keen to keep him from his duties.
Real Madrid confirmed the news in an official statement on Tuesday, which read: “Real Madrid CF and Luka Modrić have agreed to extend the player’s contract, which remains with the club until June 30, 2022.”
Speaking about retirement, the Croatian is feeling strong and still he has strength to provide his service at Santiago Bernabeu.
He said: “I’m 35 but I feel like I’m only 27. I feel great.”
“You shouldn’t look at the age, it’s all about how we perform on the pitch, regardless of age. I’m still hungry for more, to continue playing at the highest level and I feel great.”
The 2018 Ballon D’or winner helped his national team Croatia to the World Cup final three years ago and was selected by manager Zlatko Dalic for their European Championship campaign this summer where they face England and Scotland in Group D.
Meanwhile, the club extend Modric’s contract to another year, Gareth Bale’s future at Bernabeu is uncertainty, as his contract is expected to expire next summer.