Real Madrid and Croatia veteran Luka Modric has yet to decide what the future holds for him after the ongoing World Cup as his contract in the Spanish capital expires in seven months.
Modric turned 37 in September and is one of the oldest players at the tournament, which will surely be the last he plays for Croatia. But despite his advanced years, he remains an important player for his national team and also for Real Madrid at club level.
Although he has been tipped to retire from international football after the World Cup, it remains unclear whether he will hang up completely, renew his contract with Real or move elsewhere in the summer.
In the run-up to Croatia’s opening game of this World Cup, a 0-0 draw against Morocco, Modric admitted that nothing has been decided yet.
“Honestly, I feel good. I play almost everything with Real Madrid, I still feel good when I play football,” he said. “I’m here at the World Cup to keep playing, to keep enjoying football. I’m not thinking about what will happen later. I haven’t decided yet, I’m here to have a good tournament playing and that’s definitely what I have in mind.”
Croatia made a disappointing start to their campaign, never looking to beat Morocco, but Modric says he and his team remain confident.
“We are confident in our chances, we have to be together like in the last few games,” he said. “We have to take it game by game. We have a tough game ahead of us, but I think we can get a positive result.”
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