THE CROATIAN WILL BE A STARTER IN LAS VEGAS
Modrić throbs the Clasico: "The matches against Barça are very intense"
Published:23/07/2022 - 19:01h
Updated:23/07/2022 - 19:01h
Luka Modrić is already beating Real Madrid's first game of the preseason, which is nothing more and nothing less than against FC Barcelona. The Croatian understands that, beyond being a friendly, the expectation for the game is very high
The FC Barcelona and the Real Madrid will contest this Saturday the Classical second of pre-season in American floor, first in five years after the party contested in the summer of 2017 where the culés won to the whites 3-2. On the party in The Vegas, the Croat ensured in the previous of the crash that "the parties against the Barça are with a lot of intensity, a lot of expectancy and therefore it is important to do it well".
In this sense, the midfield player admitted that, when being the first party of the summer, the team could arrive a bit tired by the accumulation of work, but physically are well. "We do not have to think a lot in the result, but do what the míster asks us of the best possible way and go improving to the end", added the Croat. The last party that played the Madrid was on 28 May in Paris in front of the Liverpool by the final of the Champions League (victory 0-1).
On the work made in the last weeks, Luka explained that Antonio Pintus, preparador physical of the Madrid, has focused the routines in a lot of physical work. "We have worked a bit the tactics also because tomorrow we have the first party and already have win that they begin the parties, then here do not train so strong, there is less physical work, there is more with balloon and this is what likes us to us", detailed.
Modrić, happy by a season more in Chamartín
The player of 36 years renewed by a year more with the 'merengues', until June of 2023, by which will fulfil a decade in the club. On what comes for the 2022-23, Modrić manifested his joy for living a season more with the club. "Always I say that when you win it does not mean that now you can relax you and to be satisfied. On the contrary, when have this feeling and this feeling to win want to more and want to feel this feeling again", commented the Croat.
Besides, it added: "I Am in the best team of the world. Have all what a player can ask and this are things that like me, that fill me and that push me to follow", puntualizó the midfield player, the one who this Saturday surely will be of the game with the ones of Carlo Ancelotti in front of the Barça. In 2017, only antecedent of the Classical in USA, the culés won to to the Madrid 3-2 with goals of Leo Messi, Ivan Rakitić and Gerard Hammered. Mateo Kovačić and Marco Asensio discounted by the Madrid.