- Argentina midfielder Rodrigo de Paul has hailed Real Madrid star Luka Modric as the best midfielder in the world
- Rodrigo de Paul who plays in the Spanish La Liga with Atletico Madrid was outplayed by the 37-year-old Modric when both players met in the Madrid derby last weekend
- Luka Modric has won multiple titles with Real Madrid including 5 UEFA Champions League titles with the Spanish champions
Luka Modric’s exploits for Real Madrid is not going unnoticed as the Croatian midfielder has been picked as the best midfielder in the world by Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodrigo de Paul.
Modric helped Los Blancos win the UEFA Champions League and Spanish La Liga last season while also playing a key role in the club’s Spanish and UEFA Super Cup successes this August.
According to Madrid Universal, Rodrigo de Paul picked Luka Modric as his best midfielder when quizzed about Atletico Madrid’s 2-0 loss to the Spanish champions in the Madrid derby in a Q&A session on TikTok.
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The 37-year-old midfielder provided a solid creative outlet for Real Madrid on two-thirds of the pitch, using his experience and leadership in helping Los Blancos navigate through the Atleti press.
Modric has won 21 major trophies at Real Madrid, including 5 UEFA Champions League titles, 3 Spanish La Liga titles, 1 Copa del Rey, and 4 FIFA Club World Cup titles.
Donny van de Beek reveals admiration for Luka Modric
Meanwhile, Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek has revealed that he greatly admires Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric.
Van de Beek name-checked Modric as one of the midfielders he looks up to when asked about his footballing heroes during a recent interview, Manchester World reports.
Van de Beek has struggled for game time at Manchester United this season as the Dutch midfielder has featured for just 19 minutes for the Red Devils this campaign.
Luka Modrić wants to play professional football Until he is 40
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Luka Modrić could very well be immortal. The Croatian midfield maestro has no plans of hanging up his boots anytime soon.
Modrić’s magnificent midfield partnership with Casemiro and Toni Kroos came to an end when the Brazilian agreed to join Manchester United.
Kroos could also soon depart as his contract with the club expires at the end of next season, but Modrić wants to continue for a few more years.