Luka Modric’s contract comes to an end in 2021 and, although Real Madrid have yet to extend it, the 35-year-old midfielder stressed that he wants to hang up his boots at Los Blancos.
The Croatia international also acknowledged that he hasn’t started in some of Real Madrid’s last few games due to technical decision, but indicated that, whenever he is on the pitch, he aims to do what it takes to help his team win.
“I’ve said [that I want to stay at Real Madrid] many times, but let’s see what happens,” said Modric in a pre-match press conference on Tuesday. “I always give the same answer. I feel good and I want to continue at Real Madrid.
“I feel that I can help the team. If you ask me what I want, of course I want to stay.
“I want to end my career here, but it depends on many things. But no one will be happier than me if I can finish my career here.
“I feel good. These games that I have not played it was due to a decision made by the coach and when I play I try to do well.
“They are talking a lot about my situation, but let’s see what happens in the future.”
Modric went on to break down the reasons behind Real Madrid’s slow start to the Champions League this season, with Los Blancos having registered just one victory in three European games.
“We lack a little bit of everything,” Modric added. “First, it is important to not have injuries.
“It is true that we are lacking consistency, but we have also shown good things. Sometimes it is difficult for us to play without fans. But I think we are going to improve and that we are going to have a good season. “
Real Madrid have had to play one game every three days this season due to their congested schedule. On top of that, players have to travel abroad with their national teams and Modric has expressed his frustration for the way the footballers are being treated.
“It is true that there are too many games, every three days there are games with the national teams, in Europe and in LaLiga,” Modric declared. “We live in a very complicated time and nobody asks about the health of the players.
“There are many injuries. No more competitions should be created because there will be more injuries and I don’t know who would play in those games.”