Luka Modrić (38) and the Croatian national team are currently looking for a place in the European Championship in 2024. On Saturday at 18:00, they will visit Latvia, and on Tuesday they will face Armenia in Maksimir in the final match of their group stage.
The break from international competition was used by Real Madrid to publish an extensive interview with Modrić on the occasion of his 500th game with the “royal club”, which he played against Barcelona at the end of October during El Clasico.
Modrić is considered a legend at Real Madrid and is an icon in all of Madrid. He feels like he’s at home there. In the interview, he talked about several jerseys that hold special memories for him. He especially mentioned the number 300 jersey.
“I like the number 300,” Modrić said. “This jersey is special because I wore it when I won the Ballon d’Or. I also won the Champions League and had an incredible World Cup with Croatia. Then I received the most prestigious award for any football player. It was like a dream, I will never forget that moment.”
He also mentioned the jersey in which he played his 450th game, which was another special moment for him. He scored at Santiago Bernabeu, which was always a great feeling for him, and it was even more beautiful to him because Karim Benzema brought his Golden Ball to that stadium on that day. Zidane and he presented it to him and then he scored a goal in their win against Sevilla, making it a perfect day for Modrić