Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric turns 38 today and the 2018 Ballon d’Or winner is regarded as one of the finest midfielders of the modern game
Modric received a standing ovation as Croatia thrashed Latvia.
Real Madrid’s Luka Modric remains one of the finest midfielders the world of football has ever witnessed.
The diminutive Croat, who has grown to become one of the integral pieces of Real Madrid and Croatia’s midfield, was at his brilliant best again in his nation’s 5-nil home win against Latvia in their recent Euro 2024 qualifying fixture.
Despite Modric not finding the back of the net or getting in on the assist, the 38-year-old, who featured for 61 minutes for Nico Kovac’s sides, stole the show when all fans present at the HNK Rijeka stadium gave the midfielder a rousing ovation, accompanied by jubilant ‘Happy birthday’ chants, marking his 38th birthday in style.
The Croatia captain, who broke the Ballon d’Or duopoly of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in 2018, has etched his name in the hearts of countless fans wherever he plays. Supporters from all corners of the globe are consistently moved to applaud the mesmerizing displays of this midfield virtuoso.
During Croatia-Latvia match, the entire stadium chanted Luka Modric’s name.
According to a report by TalkSport, even Liverpool fans, despite witnessing their team’s 5-2 defeat, couldn’t help but be in awe of the display put on by the midfielder.
Modric, however, harbours the hope that he can maintain his exceptional form at the highest level for as long as he desires, as he recently revealed in his latest interview with Sportske Novosti, as reported by Madrid Universal.