The Croatian midfielder, who has just turned 37, continues to maintain his level despite being at “a difficult age for a footballer”
He also admitted that “you never know” how long this performance can last.
Croatian Luka Modric, Real Madrid midfielder, turned 37 this Friday, age at which it is maintained at the highest level and ensures to enjoy “like never before & rdquor; because he knows that he is “at a difficult age for a footballer & rdquor ;, while recognizing that “you never know & rdquor; how long that performance can last.
“They always ask me for my secret, but I don’t know what to tell you. It’s a natural thing. I live for and for football almost 24 hours a day. I think this is very important. I love what I do. I am enjoying my profession like never before because I know I am at a difficult age for a footballer & rdquor ;, he said on Real Madrid TV.
“Maybe that’s why I’m enjoying it like never before since you never know how long you can last at this level and in this club, in which the demand is maximum. I try to enjoy training and matches. All this helps to be well with this age, “he continued.
“I am very grateful because God has given me a talent, but then you have to work and dedicate yourself a lot to what you do, to your profession. Talent without a job doesn’t mean much. You have to work hard to be successful in your profession and do it well,” he added.
A Modric who revealed how he lives his day to day, joking that it can be “a bit boring & rdquor;. “Today, for example, I have arrived an hour and a quarter before and almost every day I have breakfast here -in the Ciudad Deportiva de Valdebebas-. I do my things with the physiotherapists in the gym to go to training already warm. Then I do the training and some days we train harder and others not so much & rdquor ;, he commented.
“Later, depending on how I feel, I stay to do things with the physios, whatever I need. Then I go home to spend time with family and children. I pick them up from school almost every day. A bit boring, isn’t it?” she continued.
In addition, the Croatian was confident about Real Madrid’s chances of winning titles this season: “I see the team very well. This year we have started very well. We have a very strong team & rdquor ;, she declared.
“As for the midfield, a very important player like Casemiro left us, but here we have many good players to supply him and do well. Tchouaméni is adapting very well. This is Camavinga’s second year and he did very well in his first. Kroos takes a long time. Valverde is doing very well in whatever position they put him in. Ceballos is contributing a lot. We are very well covered in this position,” he pondered.